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10-10-2011, SCHOTT North America
SCHOTT Announces Resistan™ as New Global Brand for Transparent Armor Window Systems
New name change combines U.S. and European brands
By streamlining its protection products into the Resistan™ brand, SCHOTT will serve the global market for defense systems in vehicles, ships, aircrafts and buildings requiring ballistic and blast security. Because of its high production capacity, SCHOTT can supply both the glazing and pre-assembled entire window systems. The announcement follows significant investments in defense-related production at SCHOTT’s U.S. manufacturing sites in Duryea, Pennsylvania, and Southbridge, Massachusetts.
“SCHOTT has led the specialty glass industry with ground-breaking technology for more than 125 years,” said Scott Custer, Executive Vice President of SCHOTT Defense. “When the defense community needed lightweight transparent armor that maintained bulletproof strength, SCHOTT provided an innovative technology solution that today keeps soldiers in Afghanistan safe. Now, our extensive knowledge in technical glass and building ballistic systems will be globally-recognized under one name.”
“SCHOTT’s success worldwide is due to our innovation in developing technical glass for defense applications that is simultaneously lightweight and strong enough to withstand attacks in extreme environments,” said Jan Molter, Vice President of SCHOTT AG’s protection business, which serves the international market. “By combining our European and U.S. brands into Resistan™, the global defense industry will be able to review our customizable armor solutions in a more effective way.”