Specialty Materials

From cover glass for consumer electronics, to microlithography solutions for the semiconductor industry and many applications in between, Corning’s Specialty Materials Division develops customer-driven solutions for a wide variety of material and optical challenges. Our unmatched expertise in fundamental glass science and our more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics, and fluoride crystals makes this possible, along with our deep knowledge of thin films and the ability to process other materials. The division consists of Corning® Gorilla® Glass and Advanced Optics.  


Corning® Gorilla® Glass

Visually stunning, lightweight, and highly damage-resistant, Gorilla Glass is changing the way the world thinks about glass. It helps protect the world’s coolest smartphones, tablets, PCs, and TVs from everyday wear and tear. > More 

Advanced Optics 

Corning Advanced Optics is a global leader in providing cutting-edge optical solutions.  The business offers a diverse set of products from materials to full systems leveraging a wide capability set to serve a variety of markets.  As an integrated supplier Advanced Optics is one of a few manufacturers with deep capabilities in materials science, glass melting/forming, optical design, finishing, coating and assembly. For customers this means reduced complexity, shortened manufacturing cycles and ultimately, increased value.

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VIS-IR Optics and Modules, Radomes, Astronomy Mirrors, Spectral Imaging
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Flatness/Roughness Interferometry Systems, Commercial Spectral Imaging
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Fiber for Telecommunications, Sensing and Lighting
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Precision Optics and Modules, (EUV-VIS)
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Materials (HPFS®, ULE®, CaF2, MgF2)
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Radiation Shielding Glass, Machineable Glass Ceramic, Kovar Sealing, Photochromic Glass, Hi-Index
CLT 45G Laser Technologies  
Laser cutting systems for strenghthened and unstrengthened glass, and other brittle materials

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