Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) today announced the availability of Accessory Glass 2 by Corning®, its newest glass offering specifically designed for screen protector applications. The company also announced that New Vision Display is a licensed finisher of Corning’s latest screen protector innovation.
The companies will present the details of this glass solution and its impact on the screen protector market on Feb. 22 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Compared with soda-lime glass or plastic films used in many screen protectors, Accessory Glass 2 by Corning offers better scratch resistance and helps reduce breakage. This product offers a step change in performance for consumers who choose to add a screen protector to their device.
“We introduced Accessory Glass by Corning in 2015 and were very pleased by the market acceptance. We are now bringing a new product innovation to this market which we believe will provide screen-protector consumers with even more benefits,” said Clifford Hund, president of Corning East Asia. “We are delighted to work with New Vision Display to provide them with Accessory Glass 2 by Corning to better enable them to bring high-quality screen-protector products to consumers around the world. We look forward to sharing the details of our progress with Mobile World Congress visitors.”
“Our customers around the world appreciate the quality that Corning glass brings to the table,” said David Kruse, president and chief sales officer, and Jeff Hoffman, director, Accessory Glass, New Vision Display. “Our agreement with Corning provides us with access to Corning’s newest product innovation for the screen protector market.”
The presentation is open to conference visitors and will be held 2-3 p.m., Feb. 22, in the Shanghai Expo, Hall 3. The presentation will also include remarks from Cellular Italia CEO Marco Cagnetta. Cellular Italia, a New Vision Display partner, is one of the largest branded distributors of screen protectors in Europe.
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About New Vision Display
New Vision Display is a world class manufacturer and integrator of custom display, touch panel and cover lens products with nearly 30 years of industry experience and a proven track record in Tier 1 products. New Vision Display is committed to leading the industry in cost, quality and innovation. Its in-region sales and technical support teams, continuously expanding technology portfolio, high-capacity manufacturing services and partnerships with leading suppliers gives New Vision Display the advantage in delivering the best possible solutions for customers.
About Corning Incorporated
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.