BAU 2013: SCHOTT presents itself from being as hard as a hammer to edgy and angular

Innovative glass solutions open up new possibilities for a wide variety of different applicationsMainz & Munich, January 14, 2013 – The international technology group SCHOTT will be presenting solutions in the areas of security and fire protection, as well as architecture and design, at BAU 2013.

One particularly spectacular highlight at the exhibition will be the chance to personally test the safety glasses PYRANOVA® secure and NOVOLAY® secure inside an impact cabinet at the SCHOTT booth (C2-139). With SCHOTT GlassX® crystal, the company will be unveiling a heat storage module that is capable of absorbing, storing and releasing incident solar energy as radiant heat during the colder times of the day. In addition, an installation that features non-round CONTURAX® Pro glass tubing will also be on display at its booth. These unique glass profiles offer architects, designers and artists completely new design possibilities.

Playing it safe with SCHOTT

With PYRANOVA® secure and NOVOLAY® secure, SCHOTT will be presenting its highly effective safety glass products that prevent fire, smoke and heat radiation from spreading in the event of a fire and offer protection against break-ins and small arms fire. These special glass products from Jena qualify for all of the maximum fire resistance classes without exception. In addition, SCHOTT safety glasses meet additional demands with respect to offering protection against thrown projectiles, penetration, and bullet resistance that apply for the latest generation of personal and property protection. In fact, the two glazing products PYRANOVA® secure and NOVOLAY® secure are even known for their extremely light weight: they can be less than half as thick and heavy as competitive products. Other key advantages these glass products offer include higher transparency and high thermal resistance. SCHOTT will be giving visitors to BAU the unique opportunity to test the strength of the two products PYRANOVA® secure and NOVOLAY® secure for themselves inside an impact cabinet at the SCHOTT booth (C2-139).

Façade elements for innovative and sustainable architecture

With SCHOTT GlassX® crystal, the company will be presenting a unique façade solution that integrates the four system components transparent thermal insulation, protection from overheating, conversion of energy and thermal energy storage into a single functional unit. A thermal storage module that contains a Phase Change Material (PCM) can be considered the main element of this solution. It absorbs excess heat and releases it again during the colder evening hours. This is made possible by a salt hydrate that melts when exposed to intensive solar radiation and stores the energy that would otherwise result in uncomfortable overheating of the interior of the room. The PCM discharges by releasing heat by way of crystallization during the cooler evening hours and at night. GlassX® allows for architecture to be realized that relies heavily on glass, yet meets the criteria that apply for an energy-efficient building, by offering the combined advantages of glass façades and massive walls.

Profile tubing with corners and edges

SCHOTT will also be presenting new areas of application for glass in the fields of architecture, art and design at its booth in the form of a 3.2 meter high glass wall made of CONTURAX® Pro profile tubing. This is made possible by the special shape of the profile tubing: square, rectangular or even combinations of round and square are available. CONTURAX® Pro allows for unique partitions, door and window frames, lighting solutions and shading systems to be created that offer interesting design options. This new generation of profile tubing made of glass is not only known for its wide variety of shapes, but also the high transparency and hardness of this glass.

SCHOTT is an international technology group with more than 125 years of experience in the areas of specialty glasses and materials and advanced technologies. SCHOTT ranks number one in the world with many of its products. Its core markets are the household appliance,  pharmaceuticals, electronics, optics, solar power,  transportation and architecture industries. The company is strongly committed to contributing to its customers’ success and making SCHOTT an important part of people’s lives with high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is committed to managing its business in a sustainable manner and supporting its employees, society and the environment. The SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales units in all major markets. Its workforce of around 17,000 employees generated worldwide sales of approximately 2.9 billion euros for the 2010/2011 fiscal year. SCHOTT AG, with its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.

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PYRANOVA® secure - Besides its tried and tested fire protection properties, PYRANOVA® secure from SCHOTT now also meets the extremely high security requirements that apply to personal and property protection. (Photo: SCHOTT)

GlassX, Marché International - GLASSX façade solutions aim to minimize a building's energy consumption while improving the comfort inside. By incorporating PCM (Phase-Change-Material) into the glazing we bring together seemingly contradictory properties of construction materials: translucence, low u-value, variable solar gain and high thermal mass. (Photo: SCHOTT)

CONTURAX® Pro - SCHOTT’s expertise and years of experience in special glass made it possible to successfully develop a new type of non-round glass tube: This profiled tubing offers high transparency and thermal shock resistance as well as hard, smooth surfaces for vast scratch protection. Furthermore, it enables precise processing through its geometrical accuracy. Due to their variety of shapes, CONTURAX® Pro glass tubes are ideally suited for an extensive range of applications in the field of architecture, art and design. The 12 meter glass wall – shown at the glasstec 2012 trade show in Duesseldorf, Germany – was realized together with the company Octatube (NL). (Photo: SCHOTT)

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Date: 16 January 2013

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