Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass announced at CES 2014
Corning introduced Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass appropriate for different devices
The most innovative technologies and devices in the mobile world today bring more convenience in people’s lives. A great number of the wearable techs boast health related features. Corning is the company behind the Gorilla Glass. It is the most widely used protective coat for smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and TVs. Yesterday, the company took the stage of CES 2014 to announce a new type of glass. The anti-bacterial Gorilla Glass is developed with unique innovative technology. It has a coating with antimicrobial properties with ionic silver.
Today a lot of the mobile devices are highly resistant to dust, water and hits. They meet the needs of users to take their handsets everywhere they go. However the more we use our smartphone or tablet, the dirtier it gets covered with bacteria and germs.
Corning has managed to integrate ionic silver to the Gorilla Glass. The new technology does not harm the quality of the protective coating in any way. The company announced that the Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass is appropriate for integrating in a wide range of devices. It can be used for desktops, smartphones and tablets, wearable gadgets etc. Each device that works with an electronic display can be enriched with the new generation Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass.
This is the first time that Corning is presenting the innovative technology with germophobic coating. The future will show whether manufacturers will embrace the idea of integrating the unique glass in their devices. The company confirmed that it is ready to begin mass production. It is not impossible to see the first devices with the protective glass by the end of this year. How do you like the idea of anti-bacterial coating of your smartphone’s display? We are eager to see the extraordinary devices that will be equipped with the new glass.
This is how the Senior Vice President of Corning – James R. Steiner described the advantages of the new product:
“Corning’s Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass inhibits the growth of algae, mold, mildew, fungi, and bacteria because of its built-in antimicrobial property, which is intrinsic to the glass and effective for the lifetime of a device.”