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More about the Megatrends

Health & Wellbeing

Health is in the foreground for many people and it shapes the most diverse areas of life. The term stands for physical, mental and social well-being with a lifestyle of personal fulfilment and prevention. As life expectancy increases worldwide and the connection to the digital world continues, health-conscious consumers are making new demands.

Digitalization & Connectivity

Our world is more connected than ever before. All-new devices like wearables find their way into everyday life, while cars mutate into rolling computer systems. Whether as a cover for smartphone displays, substrate for 5G antenna technology, or even as a core element of unprecedented device designs: specialty glass is an essential component of the digital world. Not always visible, but always there.

Urbanization

The increasing population makes available space a limited good in growing global metropolitan regions. Whether usable living space for more and more people, stable mobile radio networks and frequency spaces for increasing networking, or usable street space for mobility solutions: Urbanization brings with it compellingly necessary changes that often only become possible with the help of specialty glass.

Mobility

The 21st century is characterized by a growing need for new mobility concepts due to individualization, connectivity, urbanization and neo-ecology requirements. Technical innovations and changing needs are becoming the driving force. This trend is characterized by the acronym ACES: autonomous, connected, electrical and shared. We are experiencing an evolution: the beginning of a new, multimobile ecosystem.

Sustainability

Globalization, digitalization and climate change are profoundly changing our lives. For the future, therefore, sustainable development is one of the biggest challenges. Sustainability means that economic, ecological and social actions must always align with the guiding principle of responsibility - for the benefit of both the people and the environment, hence the entire planet Earth.

Energy

Change is afoot in the world’s energy industry. Alternative energy sources, soaring demand in emerging markets and a growing digitalization are just some of the elements disrupting the status quo. To keep the world’s lights on, humanity will need to find smart solutions to make energy supply cleaner, renewable and more efficient at the same time.

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