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08-26-2014, SCHOTT North America, Inc., DURYEA, Pa.

SCHOTT Develops Innovative Porous Glass Manufacturing Capability in Duryea, Pennsylvania

Event will honor State Senator John Blake and State Representative Mike Carroll for their efforts and support of innovation growth in Pennsylvania
SCHOTT North America, Inc. will officially inaugurate its new porous glass manufacturing process in Duryea, Pennsylvania at a ceremony to be held Tuesday, August 26, 2014 starting at 11 a.m.

As part of the event, SCHOTT will recognize both State Senator John Blake and State Representative Mike Carroll, whose support and efforts in securing state funding, combined with SCHOTT’s significant internal investment, served to expand SCHOTT’s global production capabilities and production technology knowledge base. The funding has facilitated the establishment of a manufacturing process for production of a new product CoralPor® porous glass, which is a high-performance glass used in the medical, aerospace, defense, and oil and gas industries. This new production development directly helps to sustain the international competitiveness of SCHOTT’s Luzerne County, Pennsylvania facility.

“Demand for porous glass continues to grow as the industry recognizes its benefits as a high-performance component material,” said Eric Urruti, Vice President of Research and Development and Business Development at SCHOTT North America. “The manufacturing equipment procured extends our production capabilities and enables us to better compete across global markets with a larger product portfolio. This collaborative effort was made possible by the strong relationships with the community and the hard work and efforts of State Senator Blake and State Representative Carroll.”

Beginning at 11 a.m. on August 26, the inauguration event will include the following:

  • 11:00 a.m.: SCHOTT R&D presentation on the CoralPor® porous glass project
  • 11:20 a.m.: Public officials’ remarks on the project
    Congressman Matthew Cartwright
    State Senator John Blake
    State Representative Mike Carroll
  • 11:50 a.m.: Tour of the SCHOTT Duryea facility and meet and greet with employees

SCHOTT, an international technology group with 130 years of experience in specialty glass, materials, and advanced technologies, bases its flagship Advanced Optics production facility in Duryea, which is also SCHOTT’s North American headquarters for research, development, and innovation.

SCHOTT is an international technology group with 130 years of experience in the areas of specialty glass and materials and advanced technologies. SCHOTT ranks number one in the world with many of its products. Its core markets are the household appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics and transportation industries. The company is strongly committed to contributing to its customers’ success and making SCHOTT an important part of people’s lives with high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is committed to managing its business in a sustainable manner and supporting its employees, society and the environment. The SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales units in 35 countries. Its workforce of 15,400 employees generated worldwide sales of US$ 2.5 billion for the 2012/2013 fiscal year.

Press contact:
Victoria Sanville

Manager, Government Communications
SCHOTT Defense
703.418.1409 ext 112

Mike Lizun
Gregory FCA on behalf of SCHOTT
Office: 610-642-1435

Further information
SCHOTT North America, Inc.
Barbara Augenblick
555 Taxter Road
Elmsford, NY 10523
Phone: 914-831-2285