• Germ-Fighting Smartphone Screen Comes to CES 2014



    Tomorrow, as the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show gets underway in Las Vegas, the spotlight will quickly fall upon an innovative new technology that could help make smartphones better for our health.

    Corning Incorporated is poised to unveil Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass at CES. It is "the first EPA-registered antimicrobial cover glass" formulated with an antibacterial agent, ionic silver, which is incorporated into the glass surface for sustained activity.

    Process and metrology innovations enable the precise control of silver levels necessary to preserve the mechanical, optical, and dielectric properties of Corning Gorilla Glass, the company says.

    With thousands of bacterial living on the average mobile device, this new technology could conceivably spare an untold number of users from catching more than a few bugs on an annual basis.

    “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,” said James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager at Corning Specialty Materials. “This innovation combines best-in-class antimicrobial function without compromising Gorilla Glass properties. Our specialty glass provides an excellent substrate for engineering antimicrobial and other functional attributes to help expand the capabilities of our Corning Gorilla Glass and address the needs of new markets.”

    To learn more, check out the official Corning Gorilla Glass website here.

    Source: Corning
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Germ-Fighting Smartphone Screen Comes to CES 2014 started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. hmg9194's Avatar
      hmg9194 -
      In the long run this is only going to make super-bacteria, bravo germ freaks
    1. Terdy515's Avatar
      Terdy515 -
      Sounds kinda unnecessary I have better concerns for my phone screen than germs..try no nicks, cracks, and scratches...or if that's asking too much no glare or no oil spots after you touch the screen. .
    1. kalpesh78's Avatar
      kalpesh78 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hmg9194 View Post
      In the long run this is only going to make super-bacteria, bravo germ freaks
      why not just make washable phones? much easier i'm thinking.
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