CORNING, N.Y., September 3, 2013 -- Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) announced plans to collaborate with Krystal™ Glass Writing Boards on a new approach to traditional markerboard designs and configurations.
Industry leading Corning® Gorilla® Glass, known for its thin, durable, and scratch-resistant surface, is now delivering its unique qualities to the markerboard market. Gorilla Glass not only helps address the markerboard issue of ghosting or double imaging — often seen in thicker glass board products — but also provides mounting and installation cost savings, and expanded design options.
“Gorilla Glass is the ideal solution for solving issues end users have had with markerboards for years,” said Charlie Baker, chief executive officer of Krystal Glass Writing Boards. “Melamine and porcelain whiteboards are typically replaced every three to five years due to stains and damage issues. We have found that Gorilla Glass is stain-resistant and exceptionally durable, increasing the life span of boards versus those using traditional materials. Additionally, Gorilla Glass brings new design and configuration options that have not previously been available to our market.”
“We believe these markets are looking for a new solution that can deliver improved functionality with an aesthetic appeal that is retained even with prolonged use,” said David Loeber, Corning Large Cover Glass business director. “Gorilla Glass retains its damage resistance despite its thin form factor and offers customers enhanced optical clarity over traditional glass markerboards for an improved viewing experience. Corning is pleased to work with Krystal to deliver these benefits to end users.”
For more information on Gorilla Glass for markerboards, or to find a list of manufacturers incorporating Gorilla Glass into their markerboard designs, please visit: http://www.corninggorillaglass.com/Markerboards.
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About Krystal Glass Writing Boards
Krystal™ Writing Boards, Inc. (www.krystalgwb.com) offers the highest quality glass writing board systems available. The innovative design replaces the old, stained, whiteboards of the past. Our custom manufacturing allows us to individualize the build process, customizing the graphics, mounting options and color backings, specifically for each client. Each glass dry erase board is inspected after each phase of the production at our New York factory and is manufactured using the finest “green” ecologically friendly materials and processes.
Since 2008 Krystal™ Glass Writing Boards are made of tempered safety glass, and we incorporate special coatings to allow for decades of crisp clear use. We continually develop cutting-edge processes and products for the glass dry-erase marketplace.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, and metrology.
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