Corning Incorporated on Thursday announced the introduction of Corning Gorilla Glass 4 to India’s consumer electronics market. Corning claims its product is up to two times tougher than any competitive cover glass design now in the market.
Amit Bansal, president, Corning Technologies, India, said the company was is constant touch with Indian OEMs to understand their requirements. “It is one of the fastest growing consumer electronics markets in the world and it therefore makes perfect sense to equip manufactures here with the very best in cover glass technology,” he added.
James Hollis, director, Sales and Engineering, Gorilla Glass, Specialty Materials said the Corning Glass 4 had significantly improved damage resistance. He claimed it out performs all existing glass for sharp contact damage.
Hollis said their data showed that most damage was caused to glass by drops on asphalt and not smooth surfaces.
The company claims Gorilla Glass 4 survives up to 80% of the time Soda-lime glass, as deployed in today’s commercial devices, breaks nearly 100% of the time. Gorilla Glass 4 is manufactured using Corning’s proprietary fusion draw process and maintains the thinness, durability, and optical clarity.