Essilor Germany announced on June 11 that it would stop producing mineral glasses at its production site in Rathenow, from Dec. 31.  However, Essilor will continue to manufacture high-value organic glasses in Rathenow. During the past couple of years, mineral glasses have increasingly become a niche product. Therefore, the company decided to stop its production but the customer services continue to work from Rathenow and will be developed further. About 90 employees of Essilor Germany are affected by the company's decision to stop the production of mineral glasses there.