Corning Introduces Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass
Antimicrobial properties will be built into the new Gorilla Glass 3, announced by Corning Incorporated at CES in Las Vegas. The new revision of the popular Gorilla Glass, which is used on many devices to include smartphones, will kill 99.9 percent of certain bacteria on contact. Gorilla Glass 3 will inhibit the growth of algae, bacteria, fungi, mildew, and mold. The antimicrobial properties will last for the life of any given device and do not compromise the strength provided by the chemically-strengthened glass. This technology is made possible by infusing folded silver ions directly into the Gorilla Glass and is the first antimicrobial cover glass of its kind. By implementing the antimicrobial properties in this way, Corning claims that the additional cost of the technology in terms of raw materials is just 50 cents per smartphone.
Source: Press Release