Thursday 19 August 2010

Super thin, really tough Gorilla Glass

Back in 1962, New York based glass manufacturer Corning, developed an amazing innovation in glass technology, an almost unbreakable glass, which at the time struggled to find a market.

Now however the tables have turned with the advent of a burgeoning demand for very thin break resistant glass used in an increasing list of mobile phones, e readers, TV and computer displays.

"Gorilla is two to three times stronger than chemically strengthened versions of ordinary soda-lime glass, even when just half as thick, company scientists say. Its strength also means Gorilla can be thinner than a dime, saving on weight and shipping costs." read more

The glass formerly called Chemcor but now renamed as Gorilla can be manufactured in wafer thin flexible rolls. The video here demonstrates the durability and strength of Gorilla Glass compared with 2 other types of of very thin glass sheets.
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