Schott Glass Takes Innovation Award

Dr. Frank Heinricht, chairman of the board of Schott AG (right), with Klaus von Klitzing, Nobel Laureate in Physics (middle) and Jan Hofer, German journalist (left)Schott’s ultra-thin glass has won the 2016 German Industry Innovation Award, in the large company category. The glass is being used in smartphones today, as both cover glass and substrates for flexible OLED displays. It is also used in wearables. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing funding to Schott and its partners, to produce ultra-thin glass on a roll for organic electronics.