by Anton Shilov
01/09/2013 | 05:07 AM
Corning this week introduced Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with native damage resistance (NDR) at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This latest version of the most widely deployed damage-resistant cover glass for consumer electronic devices is based on a completely new glass composition, with durability enhancements developed at the atomic structural level of the glass.
Gorilla Glass 3 has been developed to provide improved durability to withstand deep scratches and cracks in the glass with its new native damage resistance technology. As a result, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with NDR provides enhanced scratch resistance, reduced scratch visibility, and better retained strength once a scratch occurs. With Gorilla Glass 3, Corning’s 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
“As a world leader in glass innovation, we are dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers with our product innovation. While we have 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,” said James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager of Corning specialty materials.
Product qualification and design implementation for Gorilla Glass 3 with NDR are underway with Corning’s global customers, who are expected to unveil new devices featuring Gorilla Glass 3 in mid-2013.
“We are 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,” said Mr. Steiner.
Formed through Corning’s proprietary fusion draw process, Gorilla Glass’s smooth and sleek surface offers the perfect solution for touch devices. Gorilla Glass is the cover glass of choice for device manufacturers around the globe. Over the last six years, it has been featured in more than 30 major brands and 975 product models spanning more than 1 billion devices worldwide.