Cities are eating up an increasing amount of heat and electricity. In order to reduce this consumption, buildings have to become increasingly efficient and integrate more renewable energies. New, printable photovoltaic semi-conductors could help to boost this trend. full story»
Interesting Facts Laser Pulse turns Glass into a Metal Aug-28-14 - For tiny fractions of a second, quartz glass can take on metallic properties, when it is illuminated be a laser pulse. This has been shown by calculations at the Vienna University of Technology. The effect could be used to build logical switches which are much faster than today’s microelectronics.
Machinery Big and bold glazing from the Hydraulica 2000-A Aug-28-14 - When it comes to installing the biggest glass panels, GGR’s vacuum lifting machines have the power and span required to handle these expensive units with care. Here’s how GGR’s Hydraulica 2000 glass vacuum lifter helped to install some oversized glass panels on two projects in central London recently.
Products Smart glass shower design Aug-28-14 - Designing a perfect bathroom space could be difficult, especially if only limited space is available. A variety of solutions might be simply overwhelming – leaving a customer with the question- which solution is perfect for him?
Announcements 52 dB in acoustic glass portfolio Aug-28-14 - We have expanded our portfolio of acoustic glazed units by a new type, which weighted acoustic resistance RW is 52 decibel (dB). In previously offered glazed units offered value of this index never exceeded 51 dB.
Announcements SCHOTT Solar CSP Repositions its Receiver Production Aug-28-14 - Focus shifts to the glass-metal sealings and R&D in Mitterteich, whereas the receiver production will continue in Spain - SCHOTT Solar CSP GmbH will be reorganizing its production setup for solar receivers. In Mitterteich, focus will shift to the glass-metal sealings – one of the key components of the receiver and one of the USP’s of SCHOTT Solar CSP.