Schott invests €40M to double production capacity of Fiolax borosilicate glass tubing at Mainz, Germany, facility to meet increasing global demand; investment creates 100 jobs to make tubing used to make vials, ampoules, cartridges, syringes

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MAINZ, Germany , June 15, 2022 (press release) –

  • New tubing tank is another milestone in the company’s pharma growth strategy to secure pharmaceutical drug containment supply
  • 40 million euro investment will create 100 new jobs
  • Minister President of Rhineland-Palatinate Malu Dreyer acknowledges SCHOTT's important contribution to the healthcare system

The SCHOTT technology group inaugurated a new melting tank for pharmaceutical tubing in Mainz today. With a 40 million euro investment, including several million euros in federal funding, the company is meeting the increasing global demand for glass tubing used in drug containment solutions. "The expansion will help to secure the long-term production base of pharmaceutical glass for the German and European pharmaceutical industry," explained SCHOTT CEO Dr. Frank Heinricht to the Minister President of Rhineland-Palatinate, Malu Dreyer, the Mayor of Mainz, Michael Ebling, and additional guests of honor. "The new tank is an important milestone in our growth strategy and will double the production capacity for glass tubing at the site in Mainz." The increase in production will create 100 new jobs, with 50 directly at SCHOTT. Every year, billions of vials, ampoules, cartridges, and syringes, which allow medications to be safely stored, are made from pharmaceutical tubing.

"I am very pleased to be here today for this special occasion," said Minister President Malu Dreyer in her welcome speech. "It is great to see how our companies from Rhineland-Palatinate – especially SCHOTT – are helping overcome the Corona pandemic and ensuring Europe’s medical supply chain security. This makes me proud as Minister President because it shows that Rhineland-Palatinate is an attractive location with a home and a future for many strong, imaginative companies that also mutually benefit each other. It also shows that the state government is setting the right industrial policy framework in times of transformation."

Glass tubing made from SCHOTT’s borosilicate glass meets the high-quality requirements of the pharmaceutical industry and is the gold standard for safely storing pharmaceutical drugs. "During production, the quality of every piece of tubing is thoroughly c using state-of-the-art inspection technology and all data is recorded in detail. As a result, only perfect tubing will leave the factory," said CEO Dr. Heinricht during the event.

FIOLAX® glass tubing is highly chemically resistant, maintaining drug stability as it prevents interactions between the glass and the medication. Containment solutions made of pharmaceutical tubing from SCHOTT play an important role for vital vaccines and medications. These include, for example, mRNA drugs that can be used to treat individual types of cancer.

The pharmaceutical glass manufacturing facility in Mainz is part of a global SCHOTT production network. This includes the Mitterteich site in Bavaria, Germany and factories in India, China and Brazil. In recent years, the company has significantly expanded its production capacities for pharmaceutical tubing in Asia by commissioning additional tanks in India and a brand new plant in China.

FIOLAX® is a registered trademark of SCHOTT AG.

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