Glass blanks as
starting material for
dental applications

There are virtually no limits
in the shaping of glass and glass-ceramics

Pouring a glass melt into an individual casting mould

Expertise in glass and glass ceramics
for research and industry

Creative solutions for individual requirements in the field of glass and glass ceramics

Since the founding of the institute in 1926, the development, manufacture and characterization of special glasses and glass ceramics has been one of the core competencies of the Fraunhofer ISC in Würzburg.

We develop special glasses and glass ceramics for individual requirements - no matter if temperature stable, electrically conductive or gas-tight. For specified applications, we manufacture glass in the form of rods, tubes, semi-finished products, powders and fibers and advise on glass composition, glass coating and glass analysis. Further topics are other silicate mineral materials such as plasters, paints, mortars and concrete.  

From the creation of a new glass system to the design and construction of a special glass melting plant - the Glass and Mineral Materials Division covers the entire process with its focus on material and process development, characterisation and testing technology (certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015).

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Glass Clear Future


  • Dental glass-ceramic development
  • Joining with glass solders
  • Glass characterization / analysis
  • Glass production, shaping
  • Glass restoration / conservation
  • Development of glass technology processes
  • Glass finishing (e.g. coatings)
  • Large-area structuring
  • Measuring and testing technology
  • Special glass development


  • Advice on REACH-compliant materials
  • Development of coloured glasses
  • Manufacture of glass powder and glass printing pastes
  • Production of special glasses and glass ceramics
  • Customer-specific development
  • Surface refinement, functionalization of glasses
  • Technical consulting for manufacturing processes

Glass Services

For detailed information about
our offer please visit our german website

Your local contact

Gerhard Schottner

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Dr. Gerhard Schottner

Head of Glass and Mineral Materials

Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC
Neunerplatz 2
97082 Würzburg, Germany

Phone +49 931 4100-627

Fax +49 931 4100-399

Bernhard Durschang

Contact Press / Media

Dr. Bernhard Durschang

Glass / Mineral Materials

Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC
Neunerplatz 2
97082 Würzburg, Germany

Phone +49 931 4100-304

Fax +49 931 4100-559