Corning continues to make new advances with its Gorilla Glass technology and they're strengthening their product leadership once again with the new Gorilla Glass 3.
Demonstrated at CES 2013, the new Gorilla Glass 3 with its Native Damage Resistance (NDR) technology can provide improved durability to withstand deep scratches and cracks in the glass. For those who've worked with glass, cracks are its greatest enemy and that's fundamentally how you cut a piece of glass, using a clean scratch line. But what Corning did with its new Native Damage Resistance glass is to improve its resistance to scratches as well as reducing scratch visibility. Even if a scratch were to occur, the glass would still retain superior strength.
"As a world leader in glass innovation, we are dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers with our product innovation," said James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager, Corning Specialty Materials. "While we’ve optimized our glass with the most robust chemical strengthening, we challenged our research teams to develop a new way to make cover glass even less susceptible to scratches and other damage."
"With Gorilla Glass 3, our scientists went to the atomic structure of the glass to fundamentally improve the way the glass responds to an impact or scratch. This solution significantly improves durability, while maintaining the thinness needed for touch-enabled consumer devices. We’re excited to be able to provide our customers with an even tougher version of Gorilla Glass that is better-suited to meet the daily wear and tear of today’s devices."
Corning's global customers have already begun product qualification and design implementation using the new Gorilla Glass 3 with NDR. It's expected that new devices featuring the Gorilla Glass 3 to debut in mid-2013.
Catch Corning's demonstration of the Gorilla Glass 3 at their booth in CES below.