At SCHOTT we continually strive to strengthen our ecological commitment by expanding our offerings of environmentally-friendly glass and glass products.
With its Home Tech division that offers products like CERAN Suprema® and CERAN Hightrans® eco, SCHOTT is considered to be the pioneer in the area of green glass-ceramics that contain no arsenic or antimony additives. SCHOTT has thus set a new milestone on the road to environmental friendliness.
Where does the energy of tomorrow actually come from? The answer: from regenerative energies and renewable raw materials such as wood. More and more people are being inspired by the multitude of benefits that this natural resource has as a source of heat. That’s why the demand for fireplaces – and for wood – is continuously growing.
It is imperative that this natural source of energy is managed sustainably in order to ensure a permanent and plentiful supply. The term sustainability is a current buzzword.
The core of the idea is the obligation to plant just as many trees as are chopped down, allowing the forest to supply us with wood in the long-term. That’s the way things should stay, and that’s why Duke Friedrich of Württemberg supports the initiative “Natural power? Yes please”.
With the development of PURAVIS™ high-purity glass optical fibers, SCHOTT is now launching a “green” product to market that is manufactured in an environmentally friendly manner and, at the same time, transmits even whiter light than conventional glass optical fibers.
These new high-tech fibers are produced without using the heavy metal lead. However, not just the glass itself, but also the entire proprietary manufacturing process, in which neither arsenic nor antimony are used, is environmentally friendly.
In other words, any product that is equipped with PURAVIS™ already complies with the EU directives RoHS and REACH today and is ready for future environmental requirements – worldwide. More
In the Electronics & Biotech fields, there are a variety of SCHOTT thin environmentally friendly glasses named “Eco Glass” are either under development or already on the market. These environmentally friendly glass products (“Eco Glasses”) use either very small amounts of refining agents such as arsenic or antimony, or are completely free of them. For example: