Borosilicate - Glass for special requirements
In 1887, Otto Schott developed a very special glass: borosilicate glass. It stands out by its tremendous resistance against acids and alkaline solutions. This makes it particularly suitable for use in chemical and medical laboratories.
Its thermal properties underline this aspect: Borosilicate glass hardly reacts at all to extreme temperature fluctuations by expanding or reducing its circumference. It is both heat and cold-resistance while exhibiting a maximum degree of dimensional stability.
If you are looking for borosilicate or borosilicate glass, you will come across the term Jena Glass. This famous glass, which is nothing else than borosilicate glass, was used, for example, to manufacture drinking bottles for infants. The advantage: no plasticisers, no release of volatile substances, antibacterial effectiveness.
The nuclear industry also takes advantage of the positive properties of borosilicate, especially for the storage of radioactive waste. The radioactive substances are bound in the borosilicate glass through the melting process and thus protected against chemical (acids, alkaline solutions) and thermal influences.