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March 21, 2017

What is Gorilla Glass?

Find out about Gorilla Glass and its applications.

By Joao Lima

Gorilla Glass is specialised glass known for its strength and durability.

Gorilla Glass is the brand behind many of today’s mobile phones screens. Gorilla Glass products are developed and manufactured by Corning, a glass, ceramics and related materials manufacturer.

The rise in adoption of touch screen phones led Gorilla Glass to experience a tremendous growth over the last few years.

Every major mobile phone maker has or is using Gorilla Glass in its products. Companies doing so include for example, Nokia, Asus, Apple, Samsung, LG, Dell, Google, HTC, Microsoft, Motorola, Lenovo and so on.

 

How is Gorilla Glass made?

Gorilla Glass is one of the strongest glasses in the consumer market right now. The glass is built to protect mobile devices screen from getting scratched, broken, etc.

Gorilla Glass explains that the unique composition of Glass allows for a deep layer of high compressive stress (created through an ion-exchange process). During manufacturing, the glass is toughened by ion exchange.

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This compression acts as a sort of armour, making the glass exceptionally tough and damage resistant.

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