SCHOTT Demonstrates Product Versatility at MS&T
SCHOTT recently highlighted the breadth of application possibilities for its range of glass materials, including NEXTREMA® glass-ceramic for high-heat applications and DURAN® glass tubing, at the Materials Science and Technology conference October 4-8 in Columbus, Ohio. NEXTREMA glass-ceramic is available for high-temperature applications such as infrared heaters and radiators. NEXTREMA reportedly offers the advantages of technical glass (e.g., high transmission and a non-porous surface), heat resistance up to 1,740°F (950°C), and the ability to withstand thermal shocks up to 1,470°F (800°C). This glass-ceramic, available in six colors, is reportedly known for its high transmittance of infrared radiation in the short- and medium-wave infrared ranges, and can be customized in thicknesses between 2 and 8 mm. According to the company, NEXTREMA can be a transformative yet functional design element in infrared applications, as well as health and wellness heaters, outdoor area heaters, grills, and industrial dryers.
“In a restaurant, an outdoor heater brings people together on a chilly night,” said Rob Gandenberger, marketing associate. “Traditional covers waste heat through uneven radiation, but NEXTREMA radiates the heat uniformly throughout a space, and softly diffuses the harsh light from these heaters. NEXTREMA’s smooth surface, and the ability to front heaters in different colors, adds a special pop to these infrared radiators.”
SCHOTT also demonstrated the versatility of tubing, including its DURAN glass tubing line. DURAN can be manufactured with different wall thicknesses and inner diameters. SCHOTT used DURAN with an anti-reflective coating to cover a 360-degree camera for an extreme snowboarding summit in Germany. This technology can be applied to cameras at sporting events, concerts, and in TV show production.
In total, SCHOTT can manufacture 60 types of glass tubing; additional coatings expand the uses of the piping. For example, CONTURAX® glass tubing, which was also on display at the conference, has significantly accelerated algae growth in photobioreactors.
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