We've all been there. We're on our phone or our tablet, happily enjoying our apps or a nice conversation when it happens. We get a case of the butterfingers, and suddenly our beautiful, sleek gadgets are just another unusable piece of busted glass and plastic. Worry less! If those devices have screens made of Corning® Gorilla® Glass, chances are, you'll just be freaked out, not crying over your poor, broken device.
Gorilla Glass 4 - Toughness Through Technology
Gorilla Glass 4 is the most technologically advanced glass made for smart devices. Using a patented process, Corning manufacturers a pristine product that is more resistant to cracks and breakage than traditional smart phone glass screens. That means devices using Gorilla Glass 4 are better protected from butter fingers, sticky fingers, crazed pets, and any of the other myriad ways that our precious devices could have their screens turned into jagged, unusable surfaces.
Why Does Glass Break
Glass breaks because of surface flaws and stress - generally working together. When enough stress is applied to a flaw in glass such as a chip or scratch - even a microscopic one - the glass breaks. When it comes to smart devices, that stress is generally a drop of some kind. Because most glass is inherently flawed, these breaks are not uncommon. That's what makes Gorilla Glass 4 so special.
Why is Gorilla Glass 4 so Tough
Part of the reason Gorilla Glass 4 is so tough is because of the unique way in which it's made. Corning uses a proprietary process to make their ultra-thin glass. Corning uses a unique, fully automated method of fusing their molten glass into a pristine, flawless surface which never comes into contact with anything that could compromise its structural integrity and flawless surface. In addition to their fully automated, hands free process, Corning uses an ion exchange process, giving Gorilla Glass 4 an ultra durable strength that regular glass doesn't have.
Corning backs this up with significant research and testing. When they test their Gorilla Glass 4, they don't give it a free pass. Corning's testing is extraordinarily rigorous, combining both stress and impact testing. These tests are made to replicate the damage from real world accidents. Smartphones are dropped forcefully onto surfaces such as concrete, asphalt, and other surfaces that make us cringe if we have our smart devices in hand. In these tests, Gorilla Glass 4 survived 80% of the time. Traditional soda lime glass breaks almost 100% of the time. Watch How Corning Tests Gorilla Glass and see for yourself.
Does Your Device Have Corning's Toughest Glass?
Whether you travel the globe or just around town, it's nice to know that your smart device has a screen that can help stand up to the rigors of whatever you're doing. So the question is: Is it on yours? It's easy to find out. Just go here to see if your device uses Gorilla Glass.
Corning® Gorilla® Glass has been used on more than 3 billion devices from 40 major brands. Is it on yours? Click here to find out.
Corning Incorporated sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.