SCHOTT Demonstrates Versatility of NEXTREMA® Glass-Ceramic and DURAN® Tubing at Materials Science and Technology Conference

Glass-ceramic materials and glass tubing showcase wide range of traditional and new applications - Never again will you think of a glass-ceramic panel or glass tube as a simple component.

SCHOTT, the international technology group and specialty glass experts, will highlight the breadth of application possibilities for its range of glass materials, including NEXTREMA® glass-ceramic for high-heat applications and DURAN® glass tubing, at the Materials Science and Technology conference in Columbus, Ohio.The full line of both products will be on display at booth #628 on Oct. 4 through 8.

Pairing style and function, NEXTREMA® glass-ceramic is now available for high-temperature applications such as infrared heaters and radiators. NEXTREMA® carries the advantages of technical glass (such as high transmission and a non-porous surface), and boasts heat resistance up to 1,740 F (950 C) and the ability to withstand thermal shocks up to 1,470 F (800 C). This glass-ceramic, available in six colors, is known for its high transmittance of infrared radiation in the short- and medium-wave infrared ranges, and can be customized in thicknesses between 2 and 8 mm. NEXTREMA® can be a transformative yet functional design element in infrared applications, as well as health and wellness heaters, outdoor area heaters, grills, and industrial dryers.

DURAN® glass tubing from SCHOTT is used in many applications, for example 360° cameras. Photo: SCHOTT.

“In a restaurant, an outdoor heater brings people together on a chilly night. Traditional covers waste heat through uneven radiation, but NEXTREMA® radiates the heat uniformly throughout a space, and softly diffuses the harsh light from these heaters,” said Rob Gandenberger, Marketing Associate with SCHOTT Home Tech. “NEXTREMA®’s smooth surface, and the ability to front heaters in different colors, adds a special pop to these infrared radiators.”

SCHOTT will also demonstrate the versatility of tubing, including its DURAN® glass tubing line. DURAN®, another product with a wide range of applications, can be manufactured with different wall thicknesses and inner diameters. SCHOTT used DURAN® with an anti-reflective coating to cover a 360-degree camera for an extreme snowboarding summit in Germany; this technology can be applied to cameras at other sporting events, concerts, and in TV show production.

In total, SCHOTT can manufacture 60 types of glass tubing, and additional coatings expand the uses of the piping. For example, CONTURAX® glass tubing, also on display at the conference, has significantly accelerated algae growth in photobioreactors.

Learn more about NEXTREMA® and DURAN® at SCHOTT’s center for materials.

DURAN® is a registered trademark of the Duran Group GmbH.

NEXTREMA® and CONTURAX® are registered trademarks of SCHOTT AG.


SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials, and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics, automotive, and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 35 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,400 employees, sales of $2.55 billion were generated in fiscal year 2013/2014.

600450 SCHOTT Demonstrates Versatility of NEXTREMA® Glass-Ceramic and DURAN® Tubing at Materials Science and Technology Conference
Date: 8 October 2015

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