Weight loss for windows
Automakers face tough challenges. New regulations going into effect will require significant advances in fuel economy. At the same time, consumer expectations for safety, intuitive interfaces, and aesthetics continue to increase.
Corning® Gorilla® Glass can help on all these fronts.
With the potential to be a mere half-millimeter thick, Gorilla Glass lets carmakers produce laminates that are more than 30 percent lighter and 25 percent thinner than the soda-lime glass glazings found in many car windshields, side windows, and sunroofs today.
Replacing soda-lime with Gorilla Glass laminates can trim an average of 15 kilograms – more than 30 pounds – from the overall weight of an average vehicle. That helps boost fuel economy and lower carbon dioxide emissions.
This reduction in weight achieved by lightweight Gorilla Glass also enables faster acceleration and better cornering. And its legendary toughness helps windows resist road damage and vandalism.