- THE MAGAZINE
The consumer electronics market requires materials innovation that enables product designers to pack more features into a single device, including higher-resolution displays. This is particularly true for handheld electronic devices. Device makers have long been challenged with balancing the trade-offs of appearance vs. product durability. When it comes to insuring that the display’s optical quality is maintained over the life of a device, Corning Gorilla glass provides an optimal solution. It is a thin, optically pure sheet glass that has superior scratch resistance when compared to other strengthened glass products currently on the market.
“What sets Gorilla glass apart is its enhanced durability,” said James E. Hollis, Corning’s Gorilla glass program manager. “This is especially important for handheld devices that are routinely thrown around by consumers. A protective cover made from Corning Gorilla glass is capable of providing the best protection for LCD screens vs. any other glass in the marketplace today.”
Corning Gorilla glass is available in a variety of thicknesses, from 0.7 up to 2.0 mm, providing flexibility in device design as well as glass processing. It is an environmentally friendly alumino-silicate glass produced with Corning’s proprietary fusion draw process. Fusion draw technology enables the production of uniform thin sheets with a pristine surface. It is also adaptable to scalable sheet sizes for optimal throughput. The result is a drawn surface that in many cases requires no additional finishing while providing a wide range of thickness options, low surface roughness and superior flatness. These benefits enable Corning customers to optimize device design and fabrication efficiencies.
For more information, visit www.corning.com/specialtymaterials.