Glass and Glass Ceramics

The development, manufacture and characterization of new types of specialty glass and glass ceramics are the Fraunhofer ISC’s core competencies. On request, the Institute can provide support throughout the entire process chain, from the development of a new glass system for a specific application to the design and construction of the appropriate glass smelting plant. Depending on your application needs, the Institute can also manufacture and supply specialty glass in the form of rods, tubes, semi-finished products, powders and fibers, in batch sizes ranging from 100 g to 100 kg. Consulting is available on all questions relating to glass. Further R&D areas include other silicate-based mineral products such as plaster, paint, mortar, and concrete. The competence unit Glass and Mineral Materials with its focus on materials development, process design, characterization and testing methods is certified to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008.


Our competencies

  • Development of specialty glass and glass ceramics
  • Manufacturing of glass
  • Glass technological process design
  • Characterization of glass
  • Glass analysis, damage analysis
  • Glass finishing (lacquers, functional coatings)
  • Measurement and test engineering
  • Glass restoration and preservation
  • Large area surface structuring
  • Glass solders
  • Glass fibers and glass pipes


Our services to customers

  • Technical support for manufacturing processes
  • Glass surface finishing and functionalization
  • Contract development and manufacturing of specialty glass and glass ceramicsƒ
  • Development of colored glass from different glass systems
  • Manufacturing of glass powders and glass printing pastes
  • Consulting on materials compliance to REACH guidelines

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