FINESSE by SCHOTT ZWIESEL is awarded the prestigious Design Plus Prize

FINESSE from SCHOTT ZWIESEL – Winner of the Design Plus Ethical Style Edition 2017.

The Design Plus competition is held at the world’s leading trade fair, Ambiente 2017, with a special one-off theme of “Ethical Style”. Unusual design and product sustainability were the focus of the international jury. A total of 86 exhibitors submitted products of particular ecological quality and unique design for the preliminary stages. The gourmet stemmed glassware FINESSE by SCHOTT ZWIESEL was particularly impressive with its striking kink in the chalice, the flowing form and the elegant, timeless contours. The jury honoured the patented and lead-free Tritan® crystal glass for the ecological production methods used to produce the glasses in this range. “We are delighted about this prestigious award for FINESSE. As the Design Plus competition this year was not judged solely on design, but also on sustainability, this is both a fantastic acknowledgement of our company’s innovation culture and our ecological commitment” said Gerhard Frank, Brand Manager of SCHOTT ZWIESEL.

The esteemed Design Plus competition has provided visitors to the Ambiente trade fair with powerful guidance for more than 30 years. The distinguished products will be presented in a special exhibition in the Galleria 1 between hall 8 and hall 9. FINESSE by SCHOTT ZWIESEL, together with 22 other products that also won awards, will be presented to the professional audience at Ambiente 2017.

FINESSE. FINESSE – the finest glasses for unrivalled pleasure.
The FINESSE gourmet stemware stand out because of their sophistication and elegance. The delicately extended stem of the glass flows smoothly into the chalice, giving the range an elegant, timeless contour. No matter whether for the festive table or a classically laid table, FINESSE gives every arrangement a special sophistication. FINESSE gives every arrangement a special sophistication. A striking kink in the chalice supports the different wine and grape varieties perfectly and provides a generous surface area for the delicate bouquet to unfold. The tapering funnel also pools the scent molecules together in the glass and paves the way for an intense and authentic sensory perception of the individual flavours.

The aromas of the classic wine varieties – Bordeaux, Claret, Burgundy, Chardonnay, Riesling – are perfectly presented. Glasses for sparkling wine/Champagne and water complete the collection. The range is the perfect accompaniment for at home and in exclusive catering.

Tritan® crystal glass: Technology for the utmost pleasure
Perfect form, radiant shine: The patented Tritan® crystal glass collections from SCHOTT ZWIESEL combine functional design, natural materials and an enduring sparkle. Working together with TÜV Rheinland the products are continually optimised in terms of ecological considerations. The development of the internationally patented Tritan® technology by ZWIESEL KRISTALLGLAS marks a new milestone in the history of glass production. Modified raw materials as well as an innovative manufacturing process create a crystal glass of the utmost purity. A unique composition, automated material and mixture supply and computer-aided process monitoring guarantee a constant high level of quality and unrivalled splendour.

Functional, stylistically confident design, natural materials, the highest level of stability and surface strength – these product features are valued by over 3,000 restaurants, bars and hotels and other establishments, many of which are at the very high end of the catering and hotel industry. Tritan® crystal glass sets ecological standards by not using lead, one of the heavy metals. Through its efforts, ZWIESEL KRISTALLGLAS’s aim is to achieve a sustainable ecological result for all processes and products. The crystal glass manufacturer from the Bavarian forest already has an ecological profile for the Tritan® crystal glassware from an independent institution (ISO 14040:2009) with a low carbon footprint, which will continue to be reduced throughout the day-to-day process. This is how ZWIESEL KRISTALLGLAS achieves sustainable transparency through Corporate responsibility.

TRITAN® PROTECT has been enhanced with an innovative surface finish, which significantly increases the breaking resistance and resilience of the glass by means of aspecially tempered stem surface. If the glass is tipped over or exposed to heavy stresses in the dishwasher, it is even better protected.

Certified DESERT solar modules, DESERT containers, DESERT power plants and DESERT manufacturing machinery built using pioneering DESERT and TROPICS technology are now fully set up, and ready to perform. But powering on the machinery has been a long time coming. Up until recently, this advanced piece of equipment had been waiting for clearance at a port in Brazil. Now that the formalities have been dealt with, both J.v.G. Thoma and its customer in Brazil can get production under way.

J.v.G. Thoma GmbH is a company whose vision has always been to harness the infinite power of the sun and convert it into an inexhaustible supply of energy. But a vision such as this requires global reach, and this project has opened new doors. Brazil is not only a gateway to South American cooperation, but also the launchpad to international reach and expansion.

Following the delivery of this initial order, J.v.G. Thoma GmbH will be looking forward to an ongoing collaboration with the Brazilian company. From setup and initial training to setting the scene for a ramp up, J.v.G. Thoma will be there to provide expertise and assistance. Moreover, the company will be jointly responsible, along with the client, for the successful integration of the DESERT solar module factory.

In the future, bigger DESERT power plants will be set up on Brazilian soil, and together with existing turnkey production systems, they intend to take up a large share of the products and assets this sector will possess locally. J.v.G. Thoma plans to build up a local network of sales agents that can extend a premium offering to neighbouring countries in South America. Eventually, the company hopes to be able to expand its customer base to clients in North America.

Hans Thoma, general manager from the Thoma-group, is eager to acquire a substantial market share in Brazil, a growing country with tremendous potential for solar energy output. Having complied with local official procedures (Inmetro, TÜV, Fraunhofer CSP) and cleared the way for future business collaboration, he expresses his hope that the solar industry will henceforth expand quickly.

”Being able to introduce Brazil to the infinite opportunities of a solar industry is a privilege for J.v.G. Thoma GmbH, and one that we are extremely grateful for. At the same time, this placed the ball squarely in our court, and the pressure to get the ball rolling quickly was high. Now that the lengthy initial formalities are out of the way, we can focus on making this project a success.“

The first DESERT solar module production in BRAZIL! Lets go ....
J.v.G. Thoma GmbH is delivering a DESERT turnkey production line to Brazil, the first of its kind and hopefully the first in many breakthroughs to leave the factory floor on their way to the largest country in South America. With a capacity of 30 MW, this is a small semi-automatic DESERT production line, but still a flagship in terms of DESERT solar module production and electricity generation in the country, now fully functional and ready to start with operation.

The machinery consists of DESERT production machines for high-efficiency DESERT solar modules built specifically for extreme hot climate, such as can be seen in deserts or in tropical areas. Made solely in Germany and built using the latest in DESERT and TROPIC module production, the systems inlcudes all cutting-edge technology.

Certified DESERT solar modules, DESERT containers, DESERT power plants and DESERT manufacturing machinery built using pioneering DESERT and TROPICS technology are now fully set up, and ready to perform. But powering on the machinery has been a long time coming. Up until recently, this advanced piece of equipment had been waiting for clearance at a port in Brazil. Now that the formalities have been dealt with, both J.v.G. Thoma and its customer in Brazil can get production under way.

J.v.G. Thoma GmbH is a company whose vision has always been to harness the infinite power of the sun and convert it into an inexhaustible supply of energy. But a vision such as this requires global reach, and this project has opened new doors. Brazil is not only a gateway to South American cooperation, but also the launchpad to international reach and expansion.

Following the delivery of this initial order, J.v.G. Thoma GmbH will be looking forward to an ongoing collaboration with the Brazilian company. From setup and initial training to setting the scene for a ramp up, J.v.G. Thoma will be there to provide expertise and assistance. Moreover, the company will be jointly responsible, along with the client, for the successful integration of the DESERT solar module factory.

In the future, bigger DESERT power plants will be set up on Brazilian soil, and together with existing turnkey production systems, they intend to take up a large share of the products and assets this sector will possess locally. J.v.G. Thoma plans to build up a local network of sales agents that can extend a premium offering to neighbouring countries in South America. Eventually, the company hopes to be able to expand its customer base to clients in North America.

Hans Thoma, general manager from the Thoma-group, is eager to acquire a substantial market share in Brazil, a growing country with tremendous potential for solar energy output. Having complied with local official procedures (Inmetro, TÜV, Fraunhofer CSP) and cleared the way for future business collaboration, he expresses his hope that the solar industry will henceforth expand quickly.

”Being able to introduce Brazil to the infinite opportunities of a solar industry is a privilege for J.v.G. Thoma GmbH, and one that we are extremely grateful for. At the same time, this placed the ball squarely in our court, and the pressure to get the ball rolling quickly was high. Now that the lengthy initial formalities are out of the way, we can focus on making this project a success.“

The first DESERT solar module production in BRAZIL! Let
Source: Zwiesel Kristallglas AG