Physical & Technical Properties Specialized Glass
Product Announcement from SCHOTT North America, Inc. - Glass Tubing
Apart from its application in optics, glass as a technical material exerted a formative influence on the development of important technological fields such as chemistry, pharmaceutics, automotive, optoelectronics and renewable energy such as solar thermal or photovoltaics.
Traditional areas of technical application for glass, such as laboratory apparatus, flat panel displays and light sources with their various requirements on chemicophysical properties, led to the development of a great variety of special glass types. By new fields of application, particularly in optoelectronics, this variety of glass types and their modes of application have been continually enhanced, and new forming processes have been developed. The hermetic encapsulation of electronic components gave decisive impetus to development activities.
Finally, the manufacture of high-quality glass ceramics from glass has opened entirely new dimensions, setting new standards for various technical applications.
SCHOTT Technical Glass Guide offers information on important glass properties and specific chemical and physical characteristics, reviewing possible applications of the commercial technical glasses produced by SCHOTT. This downloadable 41 page pdf assists scientists, engineers, and designers in making the appropriate choices and optimum use of SCHOTT products.
In addition you can access SCHOTT's valuable Glass Tubing Product Selector Tool to assist with your material selection or e mail your questions and inquiries via the link on the right