Science of Glass | The Glass Age | Innovation | Corning.com

We use cookies to ensure the best experience on our website.
View Cookie Policy
_self
Accept Cookie Policy
Change My Settings
ESSENTIAL COOKIES
Required for the site to function.
PREFERENCE AND ANALYTICS COOKIES
Augment your site experience.
SOCIAL AND MARKETING COOKIES
Lets Corning work with partners to enable social features and marketing messages.
ALWAYS ON
ON
OFF

This site is best viewed in a modern web browser. Please update your browser for the best experience possible.

Close[x]
Science of Glass

Science of Glass

Science of Glass

Science of Glass

Science of Glass

Ancient history to extraordinary possibility

Gone are the days when glass was fragile. Gone is the age when glass was used only to contain. Today — in the Glass Age— glass is versatile, flexible, and strong. Glass moves information at the speed of light. Glass enables devices that are as sophisticated as they are beautiful. Glass transforms everyday surfaces and provides extraordinary benefits. Discover how the technical properties of glass are changing the world.

The Secret of Tough Glass: Ion Exchange

How can today’s high-tech glass – found on smartphones, elevator walls, public kiosks, and more — be so tough that it withstands all the dropping, scratching, and splattering of everyday life? Part of the answer lies in the ion-exchange process.

Learn More

Glass Continues Its Role in the World of New Medicines

For centuries, glass has been an indispensable laboratory partner for chemists and research scientists. So important were glass vessels in lab experiments that in the years before mass production, chemists frequently did double-duty as glassblowers, creating their own labware for measuring, mixing, and storing chemicals.

Learn More