Under the ROBAX® brand, SCHOTT has been producing and selling fire-viewing glass-ceramic panels for over 40 years. And more than 100 million panels have already been sold during this period. With its latest development IR SuperMax, ROBAX® has now been able to write another piece of success story. At the German Innovation Award 2021, the heat-reflective coating was awarded “Winner” in the “Materials & Surfaces” category.
Since, 1953 the competitions organized by the German Design Council honour achievements in design, branding and innovation on an international level. The German Innovation Awards honour products and solutions across sectors, which differ from previous solutions mainly by being user-centred and offering added-value. In the 2021 award year, around 680 entries were received and prizes were awarded in two competition classes and 40 categories.
ROBAX® IR SuperMax impressed with its new IR coating for fire-viewing panels, which reflects significantly more heat than an uncoated ROBAX® fire-viewing panel. This results in higher temperatures in the burning chamber and more efficient combustion. Among other things, this can reduce the amount of particulate matter and CO. The higher heating also reduces sooting on the inside of the glass-ceramic panel. At the same time, the use of ROBAX® IR SuperMax enables a more comfortable room temperature. The latest product from SCHOTT ROBAX® Smart Heat portfolio was launched in the fall of 2020 and the first samples were already delivered to customers earlier this year.
“The German Innovation Award is a great honour for us. We are delighted that the jury has recognized the innovative strength of our development in this way. Together with the great response immediately after the launch, this is a great confirmation that we have brought a highly relevant product to the market,” said Stephanie Schwarz, Vice President Sales & Marketing at SCHOTT ROBAX®.