For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its expertise in glass and ceramics to unleash new benefits and enhance people’s lives.
Corning first earned its reputation as a problem solver in the 1870s, when the burgeoning railroad industry was beset by frequent accidents due to unreliable signals at dangerous crossings. Corning designed a revolutionary technology for signal lenses, along with consistent color formulas that improved visibility and increased the safety of rail travel.
Since then, Corning has continued to apply its materials and process expertise to solve tough challenges.
When Thomas Edison needed help making his electric light a reality, Corning developed a clear, heat-tolerant encasement for his electric filament, along with a process for mass-producing the bulbs quickly, reliably, and cheaply.
When the U.S. government introduced the Clean Air Act in 1970, Corning scientists developed an innovative honeycomb structure for trapping emissions that helped automakers meet stringent new regulations.
And when telephone systems were being strained and carriers needed to dramatically increase capacity, Corning scientists invented low-loss optical fiber and unleashed a communications revolution.
More recently, Corning developed precision glass for advanced displays, damage-resistant glass for mobile devices, and extremely heat-resistant glass for expeditions to the farthest reaches of the solar system.
It’s tough work, but we’re driven by our endless fascination with glass – its beauty, stability, and versatility. We’re constantly unlocking its mysteries and discovering new ways to put it to work.
What can glass do for you? Let’s find out together.