Materials – Others
We offer two different types of glass for this application, namely:
- Robax – Schott brand name for transparent ceramic glass
- Keralite – Eurokera brand name for transparent ceramic glass (Branded as Pyroceram in USA)
Microguard – Schott supplied glass used for picture frames to prevent UV light damaging valuable pictures in Museums etc.
Uvilux – another Schott product which blocks UV from artificial light sources thus allowing organic materials to be exposed for longer periods. Commonly used in shop windows and display areas to prevent fading of clothes etc.
Amiran – Schott supplied material which possesses a high light transmission characteristic i.e. 98% (compared to 91% for ordinary glass). This glass provides better visability for monitors and instruments.
Conturan – also made by Schott and is very similar in performance to the Amran product. Used for monitors, display panels and TV screens.
RD 50 and RD 30 – both products are made by Schott and used in Health Protection applications. For example, this type of glass provides protection for technicians monitoring x-ray processes in medicine and in industry.
This type of glass has the following density characteristics:
- RD 50 = min 5.05 g/cm3 density
- RD30 = min 3.13 g/cm3 density
The glass contains a high percentage of lead oxide to absorb x-rays. Despite its unique qualities, this type of glass can be processed as normal, including toughening.
This type of glass is treated chemically to produce a satin finish and is mainly used in decorative applications or where privacy is required. Satin glass is also used extensively in the lighting industry to act as a diffuser.
Glass is available in many commonly used colours. Signal colours such as red, green and amber are generally used in lighting applications whereas deep blue might be specified for something like an observation filter.
Schott produce a wide range of coloured glass products under the brand name: Imera.
This is a type of safety glass that holds together when shattered. This feature is achieved by incorporating an interlayer, typically Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB), between its two or more sheets of glass.
This is a clear architectural glass which is used for fire protection requirements i.e. it allows time for personnel evacuation / escape and fire-fighter access.
This type of glass is available in different brand names from the following manufacturers:
- Pyron S – Schott
- Pyrobel – AGC
- Pyrostop – Pilkington
This type of glass is used for security and fire protection requirements. It is however less frequently used now as a result of the introduction of clear glass alternatives.
This glass has a white, opaque appearance and is widely used as a diffuser in the lighting industry.
Schott make an opal product known as Opalika however production of this particular material has been suspended until 2013.
Silvered mirror is available in a number of thicknesses and can be shaped, decorated, drilled etc., to meet inpidual customer requirements.
Front Surface (FSM)
This type of mirror is used for photography, audio visual projection and laser scanners etc. It is made by applying a vacuum-deposited, hard aluminised coating on the top surface of a high quality glass.
The advantage of FSM is that the light or image is not refracted through the glass, as would be the case with a standard rear surface mirror.
This is the glass commonly used for most types of household mirrors.