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Throughout history, materials have transformed society and culture. There was the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, and the Iron Age. This is the Glass Age.

Explore the Glass Age

Glass material

The Science of Glass

The Science of Glass

Discover how the technical properties of glass are changing the world.

Discover how the technical properties of glass are changing the world.

Willow Glass Laminates

Design & Application

Design & Application

See how today’s thin, durable, flexible glass is making designs more practical than ever.

See how today’s thin, durable, flexible glass is making designs more practical than ever.

Glass Art

Inspiration

Inspiration

Discover how glass is inspiring engineers and artists to bridge the gap between a functional material and visionary medium.

Discover how glass is inspiring engineers and artists to bridge the gap between a functional material and visionary medium.

Where information moves at the speed of light…

Where devices are as sophisticated as they are beautiful...

The Glass Age Videos

Where everyday surfaces provide extraordinary benefits…

The Science of Glass

How It Works

Strengthening Glass

See our ion-exchange process

Strengthening Glass with the Ion-Exchange Process

Corning® Gorilla® Glass redefined the toughness and durability of consumer electronics. Gorilla Glass gets its damage resistance from Corning's ion-exchange process. But, how does that work?

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Corning’s Fusion Draw Process

A technique to make a full suite of high performance flat glasses

Corning's Fusion Draw Process

Corning was the first manufacturer in the world to form specialty glass suspended in mid-air. It's the hallmark feature of the proprietary "fusion" process, a big key to Corning's innovation success over the past two decades. Here's a quick breakdown on how the process works and why it's so important for Corning.

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Corning® Fibrance™ Light-Diffusing Fiber

Fibrance technology unleashes colorful lighting opportunities

Fibrance Light-Diffusing Fiber

Fibrance technology is basically a glass optical fiber that unleashes colorful lighting. Yet, to really understand it, you have to go back to the beginning when a Corning team uncovered how a fiber leak could become an innovation.

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Optical Fiber

Our iconic innovation continues to harness light and shape the way we communicate

Optical Fiber

Today's connections are made possible by beams of light constantly bouncing through hair-thin strands of optical fiber. So, how does fiber actually work? Let’s take a look.

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Where one material can change the world…

Inspiration

Glass Heroes

Where will the Glass Age take you?