Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced Corning® EAGLE XG® Slim glass is now available in 0.4mm thickness in sizes up to Gen 8.5. This evolution in thin, large gen-size glass enables display manufacturers to produce a broader range of applications in their large-gen panel manufacturing facilities.
Large-size EAGLE XG Slim, in 0.4mm thickness, is a premium product that provides several advantages over thicker glass substrates, including: enhanced performance and higher reliability for curved TV panels; the production of thinner and lighter large-size displays; and the ability to reduce panel acid-etching requirements.
“The requirements for emerging display technologies, in both TV and mobile applications, will place greater demands on glass performance,” said Chris Hudson, commercial director, Corning Display Technologies. “To meet these requirements we’re providing our customers with additional glass substrate options to ensure they have the right product to meet current and emerging display requirements.”
“We have fully leveraged our glass manufacturing expertise to ensure that we provide this thinner product with the same high-level attribute performance that we deliver in today’s thicker large gen-size glass,” Hudson continued. “EAGLE XG Slim in 0.4mm is now available for our customers in large sizes as they look to develop and introduce premium products.”
Corning will feature an array of products from Corning Glass Technologies, June 2-4 at SID Display Week. For more information about EAGLE XG Slim or other Corning technologies, visit Corning’s booth #733 in the San Jose Convention Center.
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Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning’s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning’s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences. They include damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for high-speed communications networks; trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing; and emissions-control products for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles.