SCHOTT: fireplace viewing panels

At the recent edition of Progetto Fuoco, technology group SCHOTT was the first manufacturer in the world to introduce a fireplace viewing panel with an opening angle of 270° for fireplaces with luxurious designs.

Technology group SCHOTT has become the world’s first manufacturer to introduce a fireplace viewing panel with an opening angle of 270° for fireplaces with luxurious designs. The company also offers new design effects for its ROBAX® panels: decorative new colours are applied to the fireplace panels with the help of a special printing process that makes designs with a metallic look possible.
The new SCHOTT ROBAX® fireplace viewing panel with an opening angle of 270° meets the highest demands for unique shapes. “Due to the growing popularity of deformed fireplace viewing panels, a product portfolio that offers our customers a wide variety of shapes and designs is becoming more and more important,” says Isabel Eymael, Marketing Manager at SCHOTT ROBAX®. The innovative panel from SCHOTT’s luxury segment is available with a radius of 300mm and a height of 600mm (other dimensions upon request).
SCHOTT also has something new to offer in 2012 with respect to design variety. “The innovation lies in a new printing process developed by SCHOTT and the decorative colours that allow us to achieve a metallic look,” Eymael says. “The decorative element of a three-dimensionally shaped panel is enhanced even further by our new Metallic design effects, which give even a plain flat panel more of a perspective impression.”
SCHOTT develops three Metallic design effects in total: ‘ochre on mystic black,’ ‘anthracite on mystic black’ and ‘red on mystic black.’ “A year ago, we announced that we would be extending our range of shapes and decorative colours. Now, we have succeeded in doing so with our 270° panel and our new metallic design effects,” Isabel Eymael proudly notes. The trend towards panels that are as large as possible, three-dimensional in shape and often include customized decorative designs will continue this year as well.
SCHOTT ROBAX® has been recognized to be a high-quality German brand for more than 30 years. Over 60 million panels of this robust glass-ceramic have already been sold. In most cases, it is used as a fireplace viewing panel, due to its transparency, high temperature resistance and breaking strength. Body-tinted colour versions of ROBAX® are also available for use in indoor and outdoor claddings of fireplaces and stoves.
SCHOTT is an international technology group with more than 125 years of experience in the areas of speciality glasses and materials and advanced technologies. Its core markets are the household appliance, solar power, pharmaceuticals, electronics, optics, transportation and architecture industries.
Its workforce of 17,000 employees generated worldwide sales of approximately EUR 2.9 billion for the 2010/2011 fiscal year. SCHOTT AG, with its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.