Otto Schott develops new optical glasses and provides the scientific basis for developing specialized glasses.
Glass tubing for thermometer and water gauge glasses.
1887 / 1893
Invention of chemically resistant borosilicate glass that is able to withstand high temperatures and thermal shocks.
Casting of large scale optical disks up to 140 cm in diameter for astronomical telescopes.
Extremely durable cylinders made of borosilicate glass help the Auer incandescent lighting achieve its breakthrough.
Glass tubing for pharmaceutical ampoules, which are distributed under the brand name FIOLAX® starting in 1911.
SCHOTT becomes the world’s first specialized glass manufacturer to adopt continuous melting in tanks.
Processed flat glasses for the household appliance industry.
Market launch of heat resistant household glasses that are marketed under the brand name JENAer GLAS® as of 1921.
Automated and continuous drawing of glass tubing based on the Danner process.
Ampoules for pharmaceutical packaging, initially manufactured by hand, are manufactured by machine starting in 1928.
Automated and continuous drawing of flat glass based on the Fourcault process.
Manual production of television bulbs.
Development of the first coating techniques.
Glass-to-metal seals for electrotechnology.
DURAN® laboratory glass becomes the new universal glass for the chemistry laboratory.
Fully automated production of television glass components and hollow glass.
Optical glasses from Mainz and Jena are put to use in both American and Soviet aerospace applications.
Fiber optic components for light and image guides. The main application fields are medical technology and lighting technology.
ZERODUR® glass-ceramic introduces a new era of telescope mirror substrates for astronomy.
Optical glasses from SCHOTT in television and photo cameras deliver spectacular photos and television images of "Apollo 11", when Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin become the first human beings to walk on the moon.
Market launch of glass-to-metal seals for automotive applications.
SCHOTT CERAN® glass-ceramic cooking surfaces make their way into kitchens worldwide.
Light weight eyeglass lenses result in improvements for eyeglass wearers.
Market launch of the fire resistant glass PYRAN®.
The first dust removal system is put into operation on a glass melting tank. In the years that follow, SCHOTT sets standards in environmental protection.
ROBAX® transparent glass-ceramic for window panels in stoves and fireplaces.
Glass tubing for solar thermal power plants based on parabolic trough technology.
Anti-reflective AMIRAN® glass for glazing shop display windows, for example.
Electronic packaging components for aviation technology.
Expansion of expertise in processing flat glasses for the household appliance industry by founding joint ventures with the float glass manufacturers Glaverbel (Belgium) and Gemtron (U.S.A.).
Manufacturing of ZERODUR® telescope mirror substrates with a diameter of 8.2 meters for the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, using the centrifugal casting process.
Thin glasses with thicknesses that start at only 0.03 mm help advance flat display technology.
Manufacturing of borosilicate glasses for a wide variety of applications using the microfloat process.
Internally coated SCHOTT Type I plus® pharmaceutical vials.
SCHOTT CERAN® glass-ceramic cooking surfaces produced without the heavy metals arsenic and antimony.
Serial manufacturing of prefillable polymer syringes.
Backlighting glass tubes, used for background illumination of displays.
Market launch of solar receivers for solar thermal power plants based on parabolic trough technology.
Nomination of the solar receiver as one of three very important innovations for the German Future Prize by Germany’s Federal President Horst Köhler.
Winner of the German Innovation Award for enviornmentally friendly SCHOTT CERAN® glass-ceramic cooktop panels.
Xensation® Cover glass for touch applications.
The American Ceramics Society honored SCHOTT's eco-friendly manufacturing process for CERAN® and PYRAN® Platnium glass-ceramics with their Corporate Enviornmental Achievement Award.
Conversion of the foundation enterprise to the corporation SCHOTT AG. Its sole shareholder is the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung.
SCHOTT is a multinational technology-based group with production plants and sales subsidiaries in more than 40 countries.
Export share already about 50%.
First production subsidiary outside of Germany (Vitrofarma in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
As of 1963
Establishment of production plants and sales offices in Western and Southern Europe. A sales office is opened in the U.S. (New York City). SCHOTT grows to become an international group of companies.
First sales office in Asia (Tokio, Japan).
First production plant in the U.S. (Duryea, Pennsylvania).
First production plant in Asia (Penang, Malaysia).
As of 1993
Establishment of production plants and sales offices in Eastern Europe.
First production plant in China.
77% of worldwide sales is generated outside of Germany.