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Mainz, Germany

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Manufacturing at the EO® German Facility

ITOS, the German manufacturing site of Edmund Optics, has manufactured polarizers and optical filter glass in Mainz, Germany since 1993. This ISO 9001 certified facility features a clean room as well as a range of state-of-the-art manufacturing and metrology equipment. With an extensive range of material types in stock, our experienced engineers can quickly produce custom components that meet the exact requirements of our customers. The 780m2 manufacturing space houses a large inventory of substrates including the full catalog of SCHOTT Optical Filters and a wide selection of polarizing materials, which ensures a quick turn around and fast delivery.



  • The German manufacturing facility in Mainz, Germany has been an official SCHOTT distributor for 25 years.
  • It is located just a few kilometers away from the SCHOTT headquarters and manufacturing plant, also based in Mainz.

Products & Capabilities

Edmund Optics offers the customization of SCHOTT Optical Filter Glass. Choose from 59 different types of filter glasses to match the spectral requirements of your application. Whether you require small quantities for prototyping or build-to-print manufacturing for OEM systems, we have the capabilities to cut and polish SCHOTT Optical Filter Glass to ensure the success of your projects.

  • 59 SCHOTT Optical Filter Glass Types Available
  • No Minimum Order Quantity
  • Build-to-Print Manufacturing and Full-Custom Design
  • Rapid Turnaround for Prototypes
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Optical Filter Glass

Edmund Optics offers cut-to-size and lamination of a wide range of linear and circular polarizers, as well as retarder films. Whether you require small quantities for prototyping or build-to-print manufacturing for OEM systems, we have the manufacturing capabilities to ensure the success of your project.

  • Custom Sizes for Linear and Circular Polarizers, as well as Retarders
  • Wide Variety Including High Temperature, High Contrast, and Wire Grid Films
  • Lamination on Glass or Plastic Substrates
  • Rapid Availability for Small Order Quantities
  • Wide Range of Polymer Polarizers
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Team Members & Photos

Founded by Horst Grode, current Managing Director, in 1993, the Mainz facility has steadily grown over the years to 30 people with many years of optical manufacturing experience among them. The team strives to put quality at the heart of everything they do, always working hard to do what is best for the customer.
Timothy Paul Kennedy, Sales Senior Director - Asia
left quotation mark From the foundation of ITOS we knew that quality and customer satisfaction are keys to success.right quotation mark

--Horst Grode, ITOS Managing Director

Reiner Lindroth, Head of Production
left quotation mark Our manufacturing capabilities are well-suited to deliver high-quality custom products as fast as possible. right quotation mark

--Reiner Lindroth, Head of Production

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