CORNING, N.Y., April 19, 2016— Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced the commercial availability of a new extension to its portfolio of market-leading cover glass features with Vibrant Corning® Gorilla® Glass, a new decorative design technology.
With Vibrant Corning Gorilla Glass, device manufacturers can now expand their options for device design by adding multi-color, high resolution, photo-quality images to the industry’s leading cover glass solution, Corning Gorilla Glass.
“Device manufacturers today are looking for new ways to differentiate their products, without compromising important features such as durability and clarity,” said Scott Forester, director, Gorilla Glass Innovations. “Vibrant Corning Gorilla Glass provides a new opportunity for customized decoration and commercial branding and is one of several valuable product enhancements that leverage Corning’s core capabilities to meet the evolving needs of our customers.”
Using Corning’s proprietary process, ink and equipment, Corning prints a colorful, customized design for smartphones, tablets or notebooks on Corning Gorilla Glass, including gradient colors and logos, photo-quality images and multi-color decorations. Unlike traditional screen printing technologies, Vibrant Corning Gorilla Glass provides outstanding resolution and sharpness, requires shorter processing times, and produces less waste.
Corning Gorilla Glass is the world leader in damage-resistant cover glass. Gorilla Glass is manufactured using Corning’s proprietary fusion draw process and is the cover glass of choice for device manufacturers around the globe. Since its launch in 2007, Corning Gorilla Glass has been featured in nearly 4 billion devices worldwide on more than 1,550 product models across 40 major brands. For further information about Corning Gorilla Glass, please visit www.corninggorillaglass.com.
Product sampling and shipment for Vibrant Corning Gorilla Glass are under way with Corning’s global customers.
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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.