MAINZ, Germany, Nov. 28, 2012 — Schott AG is offering glass ceramics under the brand name Nextrema. The high-tech material opens new applications for engineers and designers in fields where plastics, glass and metal are not suited. The material performs in high-temperature environments between 400 and 950 °C. Features include minimal thermal expansion, thermal shock resistance, a wide transmission spectrum, surface resistance and gas impermeability, and coating process inertness. The material can be featured as an inner lining and heat shield in the high-temperature industrial ovens used in semiconductor and display technologies. It also can function as a carrier plate for the production of displays, chips and wafers in the semiconductor industry. It also targets producers of small electrical devices. Due to its extreme thermal shock resistance and its wide temperature range, the glass ceramic can function as a carrier material to be coated with heating elements. It can be incorporated into products in the electronics, medical technology and home appliance sectors.