The company has extended its range of doors for supermarket cooling cabinets by using their specialist knowledge to develop glass doors with virtually invisible frames. This is made possible by using transparent spacers for the double glazed doors. Both the hinged doors from the T.AGD 3 series and the sliding doors from the T.SDS 2 range offer the improved design. They are suitable for new refrigerated cabinets but importantly, can also be retrofitted to existing units.
The transparent design provides an unobstructed view, and this also allows for greater flexibility when it comes to displaying the goods in the cabinets. The customer, in turn, can quickly scan the display and find their desired product instantly.
By fitting cooling cabinets with doors, electricity consumption can be reduced considerably –using insulated glass lowers energy use by up to 65 percent. But often food retailers are concerned that doors restrict visibility of the goods on offer. "We have been working very hard on this issue for many years. We have managed to slim down our door frames gradually and are now able to offer a solution which is virtually invisible," says Jochen Diederichs, Product Manager at SCHOTT. "With conventional double glazing the frame hides the spacer and the gasket. However, with the new SCHOTT Termofrost® doors these spacers are completely transparent. We have been able to eliminate the lateral door frame entirely. This enhances visibility of the merchandise in a highly innovative way, comparable to single glazed doors", says Diederichs.
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. 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 1.87 billion euros were generated in fiscal year 2013/2014. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment. www.schott.com