Glassware is believed to be one of the earliest crafts to be according to GlassOnline. Natural glass has been around from time immemorial. Different kinds of rocks melted down due to the high temperatures of the volcanoes, lightning and meteorites. The cooled materials solidify and form glass. Glass is known to be used even by the Stone Age humans. Today, there are so many companies in the world that produce glass and glassware using different types of glass technologies. The Schott glass produced by Schott North is famous all over the world for its durability and versatility. Schott North has been producing top notch glass products for various sectors and industries.
Before looking into the latest products it is a good idea to understand about the history of glass and how it evolved through the years. According to the Roman historian Pliny, the Phoenician merchants discovered glass accidentally in about 5000 B.C when they used their cooking pots on some blocks of nitrate. The nitrate melted down due to the high temperature, mixed with sand and formed the colorless substance, glass. However the anthropologists felt that the glass beads from Mesopotamia and Egypt during 3500 B.C were actually handmade. The oldest vases of glass were made in the 16th century B. C in Egypt, China and Mesopotamia.
Modern glass is believed to originate from Alexandria in the Ptolemaic period. The artisans made mosaic glass and also used pieces of colored glass to create beautiful patterns. Many other glass technologies were invented from then on. The first century saw the invention of glassblowing by the Syrian glassmakers. Lead crystal glass was invented by George Ravenscroft in 1675. It was made by combining Venetian glass and lead oxide. In 1902, sheet glass wan patented and this lead to the production of glass windows in large amounts.
The glass shaping machine was patented in 1904 which gave way to the production of jars, bottles and various other glass containers. Various companies have used the glass technologies to develop different types of products used for various purposes. Schott North is one such company that has over 50 years of experience in producing glass products for the world. The special schott glass has helped to improve the quality of life and work of the people. The products dedicated to the world range from solar power modules, glass/ceramic cooktops, glass-metal enclosures, syringes and color filters. The company has several business units for taking care of various aspects like imaging, lighting, solar, electronic packaging, flat glass, home technology and pharmaceuticals.