Corning® Viridian™ Vials

Performance Meets Sustainability

Performance Meets Sustainability

The pharmaceutical industry and the broader life sciences play a paramount role in global health, making life-saving medications accessible and continually pushing the boundaries of medical innovation. However, the magnitude of these operations also creates an environmental footprint that cannot be ignored.

Reducing carbon emissions, raw material usage, and material waste is essential to ensuring the long-term health of the planet and the people who inhabit it.

Corning® Viridian™ Vials, externally coated Type 1 borosilicate vials, are a drop-in solution made with 20% less glass material, enabling up to a 30% reduction in Cradle to Gate, Scope 3 emissions.

Viridian Vials can protect product quality and boost filling line productivity – helping our customers increase production in a more environmentally friendly package.

Features and Benefits

Vial Comparison

Sustainable Design

By reducing the vial's wall thickness by 30%, Viridian Vials are made with 20% less glass than conventional vials. The reduction in material enabling up to a 30% reduction in Cradle to Gate, Scope 3 emissions.


Viridian Vials' material reduction means less raw material is extracted from the environment and less material waste is sent to landfill at end-of-life. The material reduction combined with 100% renewable electricity in the manufacturing process, enables a meaningful reduction in our customers Scope 3 emissions. 

Performance Accelerator

Vial-to-vial and glass-to-metal friction, along with vial impact, are leading sources of reduced efficiency and yield in the drug filling process. Corning’s proprietary coating reduces friction and protects the base glass from damage, enabling faster line speeds and improved operational efficiency.


Viridian Vials can impove filling line efficiency by 20 - 50% compared to conventional glass vials. 





Protecting Quality

Protecting Quality

Viridian Vials’ protective external coating can reduce damage that leads to cracks, breaks, and cosmetic rejects. 


Viridian Vials exhibit the same or better breakage rate as compared to conventional vials in a horizontal compression strength test after representative filling line damage.


Corning’s external coating can also reduce glass particulates from fill- finish by up to 96%. 





Corning Viridian Vials

The Future of Sustainable Pharmaceutical Glass Packaging

From initial concept development to the final product design, Corning® Viridian™ Vials were created as the perfect unison of performance and sustainability. 

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Product Brochure

Product Brochure

Learn more about Corning® Viridian Vials with specific product information. 





Technical Data Sheet

Technical Data Sheet

The Technical Data Sheet includes the product specifications and  information on things such as glass composition, chemical resistance classifications, and physical properties. 



Bring Science to Life. Sustainably.

Our Commitment

Corning is paving the way for cleaner air, cleaner water,
and healthier generations to come. For Corning’s Life Sciences
business segments this means bringing science to life sustainably,
from research to drug delivery. 

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