SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover Glass for smartphones

SCHOTT’s Xensation™ Cover Glass will make its first appearance on the market in smartphone devices this month. Using industry standard cover glass processing parameters, tests conducted both at SCHOTT and at customer sites demonstrated that Xensation™ Cover glass is able to consistently reach compressive stress values, which are greater than comparable materials on the market.

High-technology company and speciality glass manufacturer SCHOTT has announced the arrival of Xensation™ Cover Glass on the mobile device market. The world’s strongest alumino-silicate glass offers, says the company, outstanding resistance to breakage and scratches, making it the ideal cover glass for touch screen devices.
“We are very pleased to announce that first smartphone devices which use Xensation™ Cover glass will appear on the market in September. We are pleased that our customers in the mobile device industry trust SCHOTT and believe in the high quality of our Xensation™ Cover glass. The efforts of our R&D team, our product specialists as well as our international marketing and sales teams have paid off,” says Professor Udo Ungeheuer, Chairman of the Management Board at SCHOTT.
Lutz Gruebel, Head of global sales and marketing activities of the SCHOTT Xensation™ brand family, adds, “We have been going through an extensive qualification process at all large consumer electronics brands in the last months. And today, we have received orders from customers in Asia, Europe and the US. They confirm our belief that SCHOTT has raised the benchmark when it comes to performance and ultimate strength, enabling sleeker and slimmer top-modern designs. We expect to be included in additional mobile devices by the end of this year as negotiations with brands conclude over the coming weeks.”
Using industry standard cover glass processing parameters, tests conducted both at SCHOTT and at customer sites demonstrated that Xensation™ Cover glass is able to consistently reach compressive stress values, which are greater than comparable materials on the market. Such impressive values result in an up to 20% higher bending strength, thus offering device makers peace of mind knowing that Xensation™ Cover glass can protect even their sleekest products from the bumps and scrapes of everyday life.
Xensation™ Cover glass has also demonstrated in mass production that it is the most robust cover glass available today. It allows cover glass processors the opportunity to chemically strengthen the SCHOTT material more efficiently (e.g. in less time) than competitor glass types without compromising on ultimate strength. Such a broad process window for cover glass processing results in more reliable and consistent cover glass performance, and potentially leads to lower device manufacturing costs.