06 Feb 2009
Corning, NY, February 5, 2009 - Corning Incorporated(NYSE:GLW) announced today that Corning’s Gorilla glass was selected as the protective cover glass for LG Electronics "Secret phone" (model: LG-KF750), and other models currently in development. Gorilla glass, an environmentally friendly, thin-sheet glass, functions as a protective window for high-end display devices.
"Corning developed Gorilla glass in response to the industry’s need for a better cover glass solution," commented Mark Matthews, division vice president, Corning Specialty Materials. "What sets Gorilla glass apart from the competition is that it is both strong and damage resistant, and retains its performance advantage even when used in thin form factors. This was key in meeting the design requirements for the new LG Secret phone."
Corning’s Gorilla glass is designed so that after undergoing a chemical strengthening process, it provides device manufacturers with a highly durable, scratch-resistant liquid crystal display (LCD) display cover. Because it is durable and scratch-resistant, Gorilla glass can be used for personal electronic devices, such as mobile phones and notebook computers, and is especially valuable for products featuring touch screen technologies.
Corning Gorilla glass is available in a variety of thicknesses, from 0.5 millimeters up to 2.0 millimeters, 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 for some applications 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.