CORNING, N.Y., January 6, 2014— Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that Corning® Gorilla® Glass will be incorporated into MooreCo Incorporated’s new line of durable, lightweight, glass markerboards.
Attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 7-10, will have the opportunity to view MooreCo’s markerboards featuring Gorilla Glass, and get a chance to win one when visiting Corning booth #11612.
The use of Gorilla Glass in markerboards demonstrates how highly engineered glass can deliver extraordinary benefits to everyday products. Gorilla Glass is a stain-resistant markerboard cover solution that holds up to routine use of dry erase and permanent markers without leaving unsightly blemishes. The light weight and durability of Gorilla Glass has enabled MooreCo to manufacture markerboards with reversible glass surfaces, a unique design option for consumers.
The impact and damage-resistance properties of Gorilla Glass allow for much thinner form factors without the “green hue” typically seen in thicker glass markerboards. The optical clarity of Gorilla Glass makes it a viable solution for MooreCo to manufacture boards with custom colors, designs, and projection backings.
“We see advanced glass as an essential material in enabling a world with enhanced communication tools. MooreCo Inc., with its well-known brands Best-Rite and Balt, has a reputation for delivering quality commercial and education products,” said David Loeber, Corning Large Cover Glass business director. “Gorilla Glass is an advanced solution that can be cleaned repeatedly with a microfiber cloth, and will remain optically clear to promote legibility and longevity. We are pleased that an established company such as MooreCo Inc. has recognized the quality and reliability that Gorilla Glass can add to the end product.”
“At MooreCo Inc., we deliver products that exceed customer performance requirements,” said Mike Briggs, MooreCo Inc. president. “The incorporation of Gorilla Glass into our product line enables us to deliver aesthetically pleasing visual communications products that are lightweight and durable. Combined with our novel mounting systems and outstanding printing and color options, our newest line of markerboards featuring Gorilla Glass is expected to be well-received by the market.”
Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995), which are based on current expectations and assumptions about Corning’s financial results and business operations, that involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include: the effect of global political, economic and business conditions; conditions in the financial and credit markets; currency fluctuations; tax rates; product demand and industry capacity; competition; reliance on a concentrated customer base; manufacturing efficiencies; cost reductions; availability of critical components and materials; new product commercialization; pricing fluctuations and changes in the mix of sales between premium and non-premium products; new plant start-up or restructuring costs; possible disruption in commercial activities due to terrorist activity, armed conflict, political or financial instability, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, or major health concerns; adequacy of insurance; equity company activities; acquisition and divestiture activities; the level of excess or obsolete inventory; the rate of technology change; the ability to enforce patents; product and components performance issues; retention of key personnel; stock price fluctuations; and adverse litigation or regulatory developments. These and other risk factors are detailed in Corning’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the day that they are made, and Corning undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events.
About MooreCo Incorporated
MooreCo Inc., with the Balt and Best-Rite brands, has been manufacturing high quality visual communication products, technology support equipment and office furniture for decades. Our products are tailored to meet the functional, aesthetic, and technological needs of clients for learning, corporate, architectural, and healthcare environments. The MooreCo goal is to achieve operational excellence in all aspects of procurement, manufacturing, customer order fulfillment, and environmental stewardship while designing products for safe, healthy, and sustainable environments.
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.
Media Relations Contacts - Corning:
Anna I. Giambrone
M. Elizabeth Dann
Media Relations Contact - MooreCo Inc.:
Investor Relations Contact -
Ann H. S. Nicholson