Amidst the growth of the smartphones and app markets across the global market, one of the most important aspect that is growing in the tech world is the software security and hardware protection. In terms of protection of the handset, Corning's one of the most widely used product called Gorilla Glass is always the first choice by mobile phone makers. The product is used to ensure the protection of the smartphone's display.
Today in a Delhi event, Corning announced the availability of two of its important glass technologies in India including Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance and Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass.
Gorilla Glass, which is manufactured in the United States, Korea, and Taiwan - is currently used by more than 33 major brands, 2,400 product models, and 2.4 billion devices. The latest one with Native Damage Resistance was first introduced at CES 2013, and the Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass was introduced at CES 2014.
Here are some of the important highlights of the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance:
"Despite the superior performance of previous versions of Corning Gorilla Glass, market feedback indicated that we needed to continue to improve the scratch resistance of our cover glass. Our scientists made improvements in the glass composition at the atomic level and have developed a new way to improve durability. The resulting composition, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with NDR, is more likely to withstand the deep scratches and cracks that ultimately could cause glass to fail."
As noted in the press release, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance (NDR) offers the same durability and thinness as Corning Gorilla Glass 2, but offers improvements in the glass composition at the atomic level. Improvements include scratch resistance, reduced scratch visibility and improved retained strength if a scratch occurs.
In comparison with Gorilla Glass 2, Gorilla Glass 3 with NDR comes with improved scratch resistance capabilities: 3x improvement in the force required to cause lateral cracking. Also it reduces scratch visibility >40% in the number of highly visible scratches.
Highlights on Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass
Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass is world's first antimicrobial cover glass. It gained U.S. EPA registration on June 17, 2013. This product combines the renowned benefits of Corning Gorilla Glass technology, including durability, scratch resistance and toughness, with a built-in antimicrobial property to last the lifetime of the display cover glass.
The technology in the core of the glass formulation is based on ionic silver, which is embedded in the glass forming a reservoir of ionic silver that makes it long lasting with no degradation of antimicrobial activity through the lifetime of the device. "We are pleased to announce the launch of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance in India. With the proliferation of touch-enabled devices including smartphones, tablets and notebooks, India is an important market for Corning. In addition to improved scratch resistance, Gorilla Glass 3 maintains the same thinness and optical clarity of previous versions, allowing for slimmer and sleeker devices, brighter images, and better touch sensitivity," said Amit Bansal, President, Corning Technologies India.