Surface Innovations: Tough glass, tough on bacteria
Corning surface innovations can enhance the touch experience on shared-use specialty surfaces like bank machines, interactive restaurant menus, and retail kiosks.
Antimicrobial Corning® Gorilla® Glass* incorporates ionic silver into the glass composition, enabling a touch surface that continuously shows a 99.9 percent reduction against a broad range of bacteria**. This functionality isn’t a coating – it’s incorporated into the glass mixture during production, and the antimicrobial properties last for the lifetime of the device. It’s the first glass of its kind to earn registration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
With all the attributes of our standard Gorilla Glass – including durability against abrasion and chemical cleaning – Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass is ideal for specialty surfaces in restaurants, healthcare environments, point-of-sale retail systems, and other places where it’s important to reduce stain- and odor-causing bacteria.
Interactive work surfaces in classrooms, auditorium seating, and digital office markerboards all can benefit from Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass specialty surfaces. There’s tremendous potential for public non-interactive surfaces as well. Consider the advantages of Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass in refrigerator shelves or food shields over restaurant salad bars.
*Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass is formulated with antimicrobial properties to help protect touch surfaces from stain- and odor-causing bacteria. Corning makes no direct or implied claims to protecting users or providing other health benefits.
** Under the JIS Z 2801 test protocol.