Schott TGS doubles glass production capacity

Thanks to the expansion of Melting Tank 8, Schott Technical Glass Solutions (TGS) has doubled its production capacity for speciality glass products in high-tech growth markets. After its renaming in 2…

Thanks to the expansion of Melting Tank 8, Schott Technical Glass Solutions (TGS) has doubled its production capacity for speciality glass products in high-tech growth markets. After its renaming in 2009, the company has improved its product portfolio for glass production, and will be putting another tank into operation in 2011. Schott TGS offers a product range of float and rolled borosilicate glass with special properties enable a wide spectrum of application areas from house automation, fire protection, and optics through to medical equipment and photovoltaics. Just two of the products of this range are “Borofloat“, a borosilicate float glass with high thermal resistance and good surface quality, and “Pyran“, special float glass and glass ceramics for fire protection. Schott TGS also produces a glass substrate for micro-array solutions for DNA and protein analysis on the basis of borosilicate glass. Recent developments have led to the expansion of the use of high-strength lithium-aluminosilicate and aluminosilicate glass from traditional applications, such as safety panels for high-speed trains, into new markets, such as cover and touch screens for smart phones, notebooks and hard disk drives. Schott TGS was founded 1 April 2009 as a legally independent unit of the Schott technology holding to concentrate its competence in the field of technical special flat glass. The newly founded subsidiary took over large parts of the former Jenaer Glaswerk, with 300 employees in Jena and over 30 sales offices worldwide.