Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Corning - Engineered Glass and Ceramics

American manufacturer of glass, ceramics and related materials, primarily for industrial and scientific applications.

Corning - Engineered Glass and Ceramics

The company was known until 1989 as Corning Glass Works, The Corning Museum of Glass

They Specialize in developing technologies and products in Displays, Telecommunications, Life Sciences, Specialty Materials and Environmental.

Corning - Engineered Glass and Ceramics

Corning Optical Fiber, part of Corning's Telecommunications segment, invented the first low-loss optical fiber in 1970 and today remains the worldwide market leader, offering a full line of single-mode and multimode optical fibers for all network applications

Labware and Equipment from Corning - Scientific laboratory products. Consumable glass and plastic laboratory tools for life science research.

Gorilla Glass (wiki) is the registered trademark for an alkali-aluminosilicate sheet toughened glass manufactured by U.S. glassmaker Corning Inc. Engineered for a combination of thinness, lightness, and damage-resistance, it is used primarily as the cover glass for portable electronic devices including mobile phones, portable media players, laptop computer displays, and some television screens.

It is manufactured through immersion in a molten alkaline salt bath using ion exchange to produce compressive residual stress at the surface. This prevent cracks from propagating - for a crack to start, it will first have to overcome this compressive stress.

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