Developers at Schott are working to develop a thinner, studier glass to meet industry demand.

Glass that is less than 1mm thick and less likely to scratch is in high demand for touch displays and mobile devices.

According to Schott, the aluminosilicate glass Xensation Cover (pictured) is considered to be one of the strongest and most scratch resistant glasses and is thus an example of how the company’s developers can achieve these types of mechanical properties.

“We essentially focus on having a stable bulk material for the glass and producing an incredibly strong surface that contains as few defects as possible and stands up well to mechanical forces. Material and process development always go hand-in- hand,” explains Dr Rüdiger Sprengard, Head of Product Development at Schott Research.

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