Corning debuts the world’s first antimicrobial cover glass at the CES 2014. The company claims that it can eliminate up to 99.9 percent of a broad range of bacteria under the JIS Z 2801 test protocol, an industry standard test protocol for measuring the antibacterial efficacy.
Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass is made by incorporating silver ions as the antimicrobial agent into Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Glass derives a high strength and damage resistance of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and delivers intrinsic and long-lasting antimicrobial efficacy.
"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," says Corning senior vice president and general manager James R. Steiner.
The Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass is an ideal protective solution for mobile devices like Smartphones and Tablets, Laptop, Point-of-sale kiosks and other touchscreen monitors and track pads. It has also obtained EPA registration, which means, it is safe for humans and pets.