The rising demand for innovation, quality and added value in industrial and commercial optical applications drives this partnership: By combining SCHOTT’s ability to manufacture and develop optical glasses and materials with REO’s fabrication and thin-film coating expertise, both partners are now able to establish new visible, infrared and laser components, filters and other novel products.
“In REO we have found a cooperation partner who strengthens our capabilities in finishing optical components,” says Peter Kruell, Director of Sales and Marketing for EMEA and Americas at SCHOTT Advanced Optics. “This partnership allows us to further optimize our materials for use in lasers, night-vision systems, and other demanding applications. We are now able to bring precision optical components and assemblies to customers through a single source,” Kruell explains.
“SCHOTT Advanced Optics has proven optical material expertise and measurement capabilities in areas such as high homogeneous glasses, filter glass and specialty materials,” says Ed Yousse, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at REO. “By combining our strengths, we are able to bring to market ready-to-use optical components and assemblies that fit customers’ specifications and needs,” Yousse underlines.
REO’s strengths in advanced process technologies like superpolishing, ion-beam sputtering, diamond turning, infrared coating, and activated covalent bonding make it a key partner for SCHOTT. In addition, precision alignment and bonding along with a complete metrology capability enable REO to deliver some of the world’s best optical assemblies.
Together, SCHOTT’s advanced optical materials and REO’s design expertise and process technologies ensure industry-leading performance for a broad range of demanding applications. SCHOTT Advanced Optics will cooperate with REO in North America, Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
Additional information: www.schott.com/advanced_optics