Architectural Glass in an Unlimited Variety

Date: 19 January 2011
Source: SCHOTT AG
OKALUX GmbH and SCHOTT AG co-create exceptional products for use in architecture Glass is known not only for its structural precision and exceptional material properties.

Designers have always been particularly fascinated by the atmospheric poetry that is inherent in this transparent building material.

OKALUX, a company based in Marktheidenfeld, Germany, that manufactures insulating glass, and the international technology group SCHOTT have now joined forces to expand the creative scope for architects. Both manufacturers are relying on their core areas of expertise to jointly offer sophisticated solutions for the building shell, as well as indoor use. Planners will thus be able to choose from an even more fascinating range of products for developing outstanding designs as well as successful everyday architecture in the future.

As a leading insulation glass manufacturer, OKALUX GmbH has been developing cutting-edge solutions on the use of daylight for many years already. Special inserts in the spaces between the panes help to meet the often conflicting demands of protection and functionality. At the same time, a wide variety of different materials satisfy even the highest aesthetic demands.

SCHOTT AG also stands for innovative glass solutions. The international technology group has been developing special materials, components and systems for impressive solutions in glass for over 125 years. The business segment SCHOTT Architecture + Design offers high-quality special glass products that include colors, color effects, and anti-reflective coatings.

The two companies are extremely reliable partners when it comes to implementing innovative ideas. An almost unlimited range of products results from their collaboration, thanks to the many combinations that are now possible.

“OKALUX and SCHOTT have been working together for years. It isn’t only the two companies that benefit from their cooperation, but, even more importantly, planners and architects, as well,” both Oliver Hübler, CEO of OKALUX GmbH, and Stefan Georgi, Vice President of Architecture + Design for AG, agree. At BAU 2011 in Munich, the two firms will be presenting a wide range of applications that are now possible. Examples of their promising collaboration will be on display at the booths of both OKALUX and SCHOTT.

The business segment SCHOTT Architecture + Design offers high-quality special-purpose glass products and solutions for discerning functional design in façades, interior design, lighting, fire protection and building-integrated photovoltaics. SCHOTT is a reliable partner to architects and designers when it comes to executing their ideas.

SCHOTT is an international technology group that has been developing and producing special materials, components, and systems for over 125 years. Our core markets are the household appliance industry, solar power, pharmaceuticals, electronics, optics, the automotive industry and architecture. We seek to contribute to our customers’ success and make SCHOTT an important part of people’s lives with our high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales companies in all major markets. Its workforce of around 17,500 employees generated worldwide sales of approximately 2.9 billion euros for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. The company's technological and economic expertise is closely linked with its social and ecological responsibility. At the same time, we strongly support the principles of sustainability. SCHOTT AG is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.

Further information: SCHOTT AG Klaus Bernhard Hofmann Leiter Corporate Public Relations Hattenbergstraße 10 55122 Mainz Germany Tel. +49 6131/66-3662 Fax +49 3641/2888-9140 E-mail

SCHOTT AG Oliver Hart Architecture + Design Hattenbergstraße 10 55122 Mainz Tel. +49 (0) 6131 66 - 2754 Fax +49 (0) 3641 28 27 563 Klaus Bernhard Hofmann Leiter Corporate Public Relations Hattenbergstraße 10 55122 Mainz Germany Tel. +49 6131/66-3662 Fax +49 3641/2888-9140

SCHOTT AG Oliver Hart Architecture + Design Hattenbergstraße 10 55122 Mainz Tel. +49 (0) 6131 66 - 2754 Fax +49 (0) 3641 28 27 563 E-mail

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