New Delhi: Glass and ceramics maker Corning has launched Gorilla Glass 4 in India, which it claims to be up to two times tougher than any competitive cover glass design now in the market.
Through this launch, Corning looks to tap into the rapidly growing consumer electronic market in India.
Amit Bansal, president, Corning Technologies, India, said, “We see significant potential for Gorilla Glass 4 in India and are frequently speaking to 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.”
The Gorilla Glass 4 takes care of screen breakage from everyday drops and provides at least two times improved damage resistance over competitive aluminosilicate glass, as measured by retained strength after damage events, resulting in improved mechanical durability of the glass to in-field damage events, such as drops.
“Corning Gorilla Glass has outperformed competing materials, such as soda-lime glass and other strengthened glass, since it was introduced in 2007, and we’re always innovating to push the limits of what glass can do,” said James Hollis, Director, Sales and Engineering, Gorilla Glass, Specialty Materials.
“With Gorilla Glass 4, we have focused on significantly improving protection against sharp contact damage, which is the primary reason that mobile devices break. Dropping and breaking a phone is a common problem, and one that our customers have asked us to help address,” he added.
Since its launched in 2007, Gorilla Glass has been featured in more than 3 bn devices. Over 40 manufacturers have designed Gorilla Glass into a total of 1,395 product models.