Why Glass Breaks?
HOW IS CORNING® GORILLA® GLASS DIFFERENT?
Gorilla GLASS can be up to 20 percent thinner than the original, but still just as tough. This exceptional thinness enables greater design possibilities for slimmer and sleeker devices with brighter images and improved touch sensitivity. Gorilla GLASS is elegant and lightweight, but scratch resistant and durable enough to withstand the unexpected abuses of everyday life.
WHY DO I WANT GORILLA GLASS ON MY DEVICES?
Scrapes, bumps, and drops are a fact of life, but Gorilla Glass enables your device to resist damage from the abuses that come with everyday use. Gorilla Glass also has strong aesthetic appeal. It’s thin, lightweight, and cool to the touch – enabling the sleekest designs.
CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE ION-EXCHANGE PROCESS?
Ion exchange is a chemical strengthening process where large ions are “stuffed” into the glass surface, creating a state of compression. Gorilla Glass is specially designed to maximize this behavior.
The glass is placed in a hot bath of molten salt at a temperature of approximately 400°C. Smaller sodium ions leave the glass, and larger potassium ions from the salt bath replace them. These larger ions take up more room and are pressed together when the glass cools, producing a layer of compressive stress on the surface of the glass. Gorilla Glass’s special composition enables the potassium ions to diffuse far into the surface, creating high compressive stress deep into the glass. This layer of compression creates a surface that is more resistant to damage from everyday use.
WHAT MAKES GORILLA GLASS SO DAMAGE RESISTANT?The unique composition of Gorilla Glass allows for a deep layer of high compressive stress (created through an ion-exchange process). This compression acts as a sort of “armor,” making the glass exceptionally tough and damage resistant.
HOW DO I KNOW IF GORILLA GLASS IS ON MY DEVICE?
Gorilla Glass is currently used by more than 33 major brands, designed into hundreds of product models, and featured on more than 1 billion devices. Check out this list for the most current, comprehensive collection of devices that Corning can confirm for Gorilla Glass.
DOES THIS LIST INCLUDE ALL DEVICES THAT HAVE GORILLA GLASS?
No, unfortunately, customer agreements prevent us from identifying all the devices that feature Gorilla Glass. This list shows all devices we can talk about. We’ll continue to update the list as customers allow us to share that information.
Scratch Comparison : Alternative Aluminosilicate Glasses and Corning Gorilla Glass 3
CAN I BREAK GORILLA GLASS?
If subjected to enough abuse, Gorilla Glass can break. However, Gorilla Glass is better able to survive the real-world events that most commonly cause glass to scratch, chip, or break.
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Hands-on CES 2013
IS GORILLA GLASS RECYCLABLE?Yes. Gorilla Glass is environmentally friendly and can be recycled.
WHY IS A THINNER GLASS LIKE GORILLA GLASS BETTER FOR MY DEVICE?A thinner cover glass means that smartphones, tablets, and PCs can become sleeker and more lightweight or make room for other functionalities such as a larger battery or more processing power. The exceptional thinness of Gorilla GLASS enables slimmer devices, but also better optical performance for brighter images.
WILL I PAY MORE FOR MY MOBILE DEVICE IF IT CONTAINS GORILLA GLASS VERSUS SODA LIME GLASS?Corning sells to device manufacturers. Pricing for Gorilla Glass is based on manufacturer-specific product requirements (e.g., thickness, size) and volume. We can’t speculate on what that might mean for the retail price of a particular device.
WHERE IS GORILLA GLASS MADE?
Corning manufactures Gorilla Glass in the United States, Japan, and Taiwan.