New material for generating great ideas

Industrial designers are very lucky to have an exciting job: They hold the keys in their heads to all of the products we use in our daily lives. The “next extreme material” ensures they are able to turn concepts into reality. It allows them to design even those products that we are unable to imagine today.

Industrial designers are very lucky to have an exciting job: They hold the keys in their heads to all of the products we use in our daily lives. The “next extreme material” ensures they are able to turn concepts into reality. It allows them to design even those products that we are unable to imagine today.

Challenge

Design under extreme conditions

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First cold. Then hot. And then cold again. Large temperature fluctuations can often bring a material to the brink. It can bend, break or even shatter. It’s these factors that designers have to consider when developing new products.

SCHOTT’s response is a very special glass-ceramic: NEXTREMA® – the “next extreme material”

Infrared heater HEATSCOPE Vision 3200W black

People

“A product idea is only as good as the material employed. You can develop a great design, and in the end, physics put a spanner in the works. SCHOTT’s glass-ceramic gives us the opportunity to actually realize exceptional ideas.”
Mike James, Design & Innovation Director, Morphy Richards, UK

An unusually strong material for extremely beautiful new designs

Innovation

Offering a large variety

NEXTREMA® glass-ceramic lets new ideas flow freely. This is how innovative designs are born, combining function and aesthetic.

Variantenvielfalt Material thickness
range of 2 - 8 mm
6 color options
Resistant to high temperatures

Withstands heat, cold and quick temperature swings

Permeable for
infrared rays

A great enabler for applications such as infrared emitters and cabins.

Protected from external elements

Chemically and mechanically resistant, making it very strong

When faced with extreme conditions, this glass-ceramic simply will not budge.

Next

Designing the future

Glass-ceramic is versatile. In the future, this material will be found in many applications we are not even dreaming of today.

Let’s explore the many options this very special material has to offer.

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Ashley Hamman
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SCHOTT North America, Inc.

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