SCHOTT GOETHEGLAS - restoration glass for the 18th & 19th century

At a Glance

Historical in form, innovative in function

GOETHEGLAS is a colorless, drawn glass with the irregular surface characteristic of window glass common to the 18th and 19th centuries. It can also be used to protect precious, leaded glazing from the elements and other adverse environmental conditions.
Restoration glass used in the orangerie in the castle of Schwerin - Germany
Restoration glass used in the orangerie in the castle of Schwerin - Germany
Summary:
  • GOETHEGLAS for buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries
  • irregular surface
  • also available with enhanced UV protection
  • a wide variety of processing options (e.g. as laminated glass, with coatings or as insulating glass units)

Benefits

SCHOTT GOETHEGLAS is unique due to ...
... Design ...
  • historical appearance and replication of the original glazing materials
  • irregular surface structure for windows of buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries

.. Quality ...
  • no harsh reflections (like float glass) that disturb the aesthetic impressions made by historic windows
  • high quality of restoration of original-looking aesthetics and former glamor
  • historical Fourcault process to produce colorless, drawn glass
... Processing ...
  • availability of larger glass thicknesses enables static analysis of larger formats
  • variety of processing options as laminated glass, tempered glass or as insulated glass units
  • innovativeness in function suits contemporary needs for thermal, solar, UV and noise control
  • security in every possible way, e.g. theft protection and overhead mounting

Area of Applications

  • for windows of buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries
  • winter gardens
  • balconies
  • infill of balustrades
  • processing: laminated glass, heat-strengthened and insulation glass

Technical Information

GEOTHEGLAS is produced through the Fourcault process, the first fully mechanised process for the continual manufacture of sheet glass with its first industrial plants in 1914.

In this process, molten glass is drawn through the Fourcault nozzle that produces the distinctive appearance of machine-drawn glass with a certain thickness tolerance and wavy surface.
Production of SCHOTT restoration glass by machine up-draw process
Production of SCHOTT restoration glass by machine up-draw process
  1. preparation of batch
  2. fill-in of batch
  3. glass melting
  4. up-draw process
  5. cooling down
  6. edge cutting
Dimensions GOETHEGLAS
Max. dimensions* 2,100 x 1,500 mm
Standard thickness* 4.5 mm
Light transmission rate: > 90%
*Other dimensions and thicknesses available upon request

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