Back in 1884, Otto Schott invented specialty glass and founded SCHOTT as a technology company. What if someone told him that over 130 years later, his company would completely change the perception of glass as a rigid and heavy material?

However unthinkable, today – the future is finally here. With ultra-thin, ultra-flexible Xensation® Flex.

Challenge

Smartphone manufacturers never stop improving and changing mobile displays in order to compete in the ever-evolving smartphone market. Foldable or flexible glass displays, with revolutionary form factors and superior transparency, are said to be “the next big thing” in Consumer Electronics. For a premium and high-end appeal, a flexible cover glass is the material of choice.

Innovation

Enabling the Foldable Glass Revolution

SCHOTT has been producing ultra-thin glass for more than 25 years. With Xensation® Flex, the “ultra-thin glass powerhouse” has now introduced the first ultra-thin glass (UTG) product with the ability to be chemically toughened. It is enabling what was once a key technical barrier for foldable displays. As a supplier to Samsung, SCHOTT is enabling the foldable revolution.

Enabling the Foldable Glass Revolution

SCHOTT has been producing ultra-thin glass for more than 25 years. With Xensation® Flex, the “ultra-thin glass powerhouse” has now introduced the first ultra-thin glass (UTG) product with the ability to be chemically toughened. It is enabling what was once a key technical barrier for foldable displays. As a supplier to Samsung, SCHOTT is enabling the foldable revolution.

What was once believed to be impossible is now possible: an extremely small bending radius less than 2 millimeters (mm) after processing.

Performance advantages of Xensation® Flex:

SCHOTT Xensation® Flex glass offers high transparency for premium models and allows diverse design possibilities for smart devices.

The SCHOTT Xensation® brand: High-performance cover glass

With Xensation® 3D, SCHOTT was the first cover glass maker worldwide to develop a protective smartphone cover based on aluminosilicate glass with the addition of lithium. Now, the Xensation® umbrella brand offers a unique combination of ultra-tough and ultra-flexible glass types, providing specialty glass solutions to all available display technologies with mass production capacity.

People

We are supplying ultra-thin glass to Samsung now. Our customers trust in our technology and production capabilities for such high tech products. To keep this trust, we continuously improve and strengthen our ultra-thin glass offering. The official market launch of the Xensation® Flex highlights our efforts in this very demanding technology development.—— Dr. Feng He,
Head of Global Product Management and Application of UTG Products at SCHOTT

SCHOTT has been producing ultra-thin glass for more than 25 years – based on this strong heritage, we are extremely happy to help shape the future of foldable phones with this breathtaking material.—— Dr. Mathias Mydlak,
Business Development Manager, Product Group UTG Cover

Next

With raw glass production in Germany, Xensation® is now supplying the global consumer electronics markets. Carrying the heritage
of our early innovation pioneers, SCHOTT Xensation® continues to unlock new dimensions of premium display solutions.

Let’s take a big step towards the ultimate vision: Unbreakable smartphones with designs that have never been possible before.

Contact

Claudia Aßelmeyer
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