Working closely with automotive leaders like Ford, Corning engineered a unique three-layer laminate using a standard thermoplastic to bond an outer layer of soda lime glass to an inner layer of thin, tough Gorilla Glass for Automotive. Answering the call for cleaner, safer and more connected cars, automotive windows using Gorilla Glass are one-third lighter, two times tougher, and have three times better optics when compared with thick, conventional automotive windows. The benefits add up quickly.
Lighter – Since the Gorilla Glass inner layer measures about a half-millimeter, its thickness is reduced up to 76% compared with conventional inner layers. As a result, the weight of the overall laminate can drop as much as 40%. This means that cars with lightweight Gorilla Glass in the windshield, sunroof, or other windows can have better fuel economy, performance, acceleration, handling, and braking, as well as lower CO2 emissions.
Tougher – When compared with conventional automotive window glass, Gorilla Glass for Automotive enables a window that is tough enough to absorb two times greater impact energy, while delivering two to three times more resistance to damage from common objects like hail and stones. Such tough performance improves the inherent safety of the window and goes a long way in reducing windshield-replacement rates.
Optically Advantaged — Uniquely thin, flat and uniform, Gorilla Glass is known for its optical clarity in industry-leading smartphones and tablets. Translated to automobiles, it simply provides clearer, brighter and inherently safer car windows. Additionally, such exceptional optical clarity enables next-generation Head-Up Displays with a three times larger and brighter viewing area that won’t sacrifice image sharpness.