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Protecting people and property with SCHOTT’s high performance attack-resistant glass types

Post Time:Apr 16,2013Classify:Industry NewsView:79

Leading manufacturer of fire resistant glass to showcase its latest multifunctional solutions at Counter Terror Expo - German high-technology multinational and specialty glass manufacturer SCHOTT will be showcasing its wide range of attack resistant glass types at Counter Terror Expo in London for the first time (Booth M30).  
A number of multifunctional glass types that meet the highest safety standards will be on display. The highly sophisticated product portfolio ranges from curved RESISTAN® glass laminates serving the civilian market in the area of transparent ballistic vehicle protection to the multi-performance glass PYRANOVA® secure which combine protection against burglary attack, bullet penetration and fire resistance.      

Besides its tried and tested fire protection properties, PYRANOVA® secure from SCHOTT now also meets the extremely high security requirements that apply to personal and property protection. Photo: SCHOTT.

Due to its high performance properties, SCHOTT’s range of attack resistant glass can be used in public and commercial areas. The glass is ideal for vehicles or buildings such as prisons, embassies, military facilities and ministries where protection is at its utmost.

SCHOTT offers vehicle glazing for the civilian sector that meets the conditions of the highest protection class with respect to civilian standards: VR 7 based on EN 1063 or VR 9 based on VPAM BRV 2009. The curved vehicle protection product RESISTAN® is manufactured using SCHOTT’s unique BOROFLOAT®, a floated borosilicate glass. A quarter of the weight can be saved by using this special material instead of normal glass.

PYRANOVA® secure is a compact multi-pane composite glass that provides effective protection against the highest levels of manual or ballistic attack plus fire, hot gasses and smoke in architectural applications. NOVOLAY® secure is another multi-laminated composite, displaying impressive optical quality while remaining low in specific weight. Both products have been successfully tested in accordance with EN 356 for attack resistance and EN 1063 for bullet resistance achieving up to P8B and BR7 classifications respectively.

Additionally, PYRAN® S is the only borosilicate glass made by the float glass process and combines exceptional resistance to heat and thermal shock along with excellent optical quality.  PYRANOVA® is a fire resistant glass that prevents the passage of fire, smoke and heat radiation meeting the EI (integrity & insulation) fire safety requirement for up to 120 minutes.

At Counter Terror Expo, Martin Brown, UK Sales Manager for technical glass solutions at SCHOTT, will be taking part in the workshop “Building & Facilities Protection” on Thursday 25th April at 15:30. He will be presenting a talk "Multiple Risks – One Safe Solution" that will enable the visitor to understand the functionality of each product and describe how multi-functional glass constructions can safeguard people & property whilst resisting multiple forms of attack.

PYRAN®,, PYRANOVA®, NOVOLAY®, BOROFLOAT® and RESISTAN® are registered trademarks of SCHOTT AG.


The core competences of SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions (TGS) lie in developing, manufacturing and processing high-strength, extremely heat resistant special-purpose glasses. The product range includes floated and rolled borosilicate glasses for a variety of different fields that range from fire protection and optics to medical technology and photovoltaics, but also aluminosilicate glasses for new markets in the electronics industry and transportation technology. Leading product brands of SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions include BOROFLOAT®, PYRAN®, NEXTERION® and Xensation® Cover.

SCHOTT is an international technology group with more than 125 years of experience in the areas of specialty glasses and materials and advanced technologies. SCHOTT ranks number one in the world with many of its products. Its core markets are the household appliance, pharmaceuticals, electronics, optics, solar power, transportation and architecture industries. The company is strongly committed to contributing to its customers’ success and making SCHOTT an important part of people’s lives with its high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is committed to managing its business in a sustainable manner and supporting its employees, society and the environment. The SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales units in 35 different countries. Its workforce of around 16,000 employees generated worldwide sales of approximately 2 billion euros for the 2011/2012 fiscal year. SCHOTT AG, with its headquarters in Mainz, Germany, is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.

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