News | December 7, 2011

Abrisa Technologies Named Preferred Processor And Distributor Of SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover Glass


Abrisa Technologies is pleased to announce that it has been named as the preferred processor and distributor of SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover glass for Cover & Touch applications for North America. According to Jim Veler, President and CEO of Abrisa Technologies, "Adding SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover glass for Cover & Touch applications to our existing portfolio of High Ion Exchange (HIE) glass product offerings, allows us to provide our customers with a multitude of optical solutions."

As a market leader in precision optical coatings and custom glass fabrication, including SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover glass as an available material enables us to service our customer base with another outstanding product while opening up some new avenues to market our services." He additionally states, "We have had a long and prosperous relationship with SCHOTT as a distributor of their floated borosilicate glass BOROFLOAT™ and see this as an extension of the relationship in support of this exciting new product. We look forward to continuing to build on our strong relationship and trust that we will play a pivotal role in their distribution process."

SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover glass is an ultra-strong alumino-silicate glass having outstanding resistance to breakage and scratches. It is the hardest glass currently available for capacitive touch applications such as smartphones and tablet PCs, providing tougher, sleeker and more resilient devices.

Due to its impressively high compression stress (CS) of, more than 900 MPa, it offers a significantly higher bending strength and higher ball drop strength test resistance than comparable materials currently available on the market. Furthermore, SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover glass has delivered stable values under low temperatures during the chemical curing process with respect to compressive stress on the surface and depth of ion exchange.

Susan Hirst, General Manager for Abrisa Technologies' Santa Paula manufacturing facility, states "Abrisa Technologies will not only distribute SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover glass, we will chemically treat, cut, edge, polish, and provide additional processing as required by our customers in order to fully service their HIE glass requirements."

Susan goes on to add, "Some of the additional customized fabrication value-added solutions from Abrisa Technologies that can be performed on SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover glass may include the application of thin film coatings, various edge treatments, custom cutting and drilling, screen printing, Bus Bars and more."

Abrisa Technologies will offer SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover glass in sheet sizes of:

  • 1150 x 950 mm
  • 475 x 575 mm

Thickness range availability is 0.5mm through 3.0 mm. Custom sizes and thickness may be available on request.

About Abrisa Technologies:
Abrisa Technologies is headquartered in Santa Paula, California and is comprised of three divisions that provide precision optical products and services. The divisions include; Abrisa Industrial Glass, Inc., Sycamore Glass Components, and ZC&R Coatings for Optics. As a market leader in optical coatings and high quality precision glass fabrication, Abrisa Technologies is dedicated to providing premier customer service and cost-effective products that fit each customer's exacting requirements. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Abrisa Technologies