SCHOTT glass-ceramic turns fireplaces into eye-catchers

The semi-transparent black glass-ceramic provides an incomparable fireside experience and reduces the view into the combustion chamber when flames are extinguished

The new semi-transparent black glass-ceramic ROBAX® NightFlame skillfully sets the scene for a fire experience - Photo: SCHOTT

The new semi-transparent black glass-ceramic ROBAX® NightFlame from SCHOTT provides a view of an impressive wood fire and when the fireplace is turned off, its dead-front effect reduces the visibility of combustion residue and dirt.

“The challenge for fireplace manufacturers is to create design objects that give people an optimal view of the flames while simultaneously blending elegantly into their room concept,” said Martin Endres, Vice President Marketing & Sales at SCHOTT ROBAX®. “That’s why we have developed a premium product in a small series with strong advantages for end users.”

Due to its special material composition, the new ROBAX® NightFlame glass-ceramic creates a natural dead-front effect. When no flames shining through the glass-ceramic fire-viewing panel from behind, it appears black. The combustion chamber of the fireplace, combustion residues, soot, and other dirt thus remain hidden behind an elegant front. However, when a cosy wood fire is blazing in the fire box, the glass-ceramic allows a view of the flames that is similar to a transparent ROBAX® fire-viewing panel.