Thanks to improvements of the coating capabilities at its site in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, the company is able to offer improved coated active glass devices as well as passive components made from materials such as SCHOTT N-BK7® and FK5 optical glasses, as well as fused silica, filter glass, and ZERODUR® glass-ceramic. Now, a coating is available with a higher laser damage threshold, which is relevant for the development of next-generation laser technology in various fields.
For the growing market of life sciences, such as microfluidics or next generation sequencing, SCHOTT developed its own microstructuring technology that enables structures less than 100 microns in diameter to be applied to glass substrates. Borosilicate glass types D263®T eco, MEMPax® and BOROFLOAT® as well as the highly transparent ultra-white crown glass B270®i are well suited for this process. NEXTERION® substrates are now available pre-scribed to final format.