CES 2013: Corning Glass Announces Gorilla Glass 3

CES 2013: Corning Glass Announces Gorilla Glass 3

Even though Apple has never been officially listed as one of their customers, we all know that the existence of Corning’s Gorilla Glass came about because of Apple’s original iPhone. Now at this year’s CES, Corning has introduced Gorilla Glass 3.


Corning, provider of the Kentucky-made glass for the iPhone and iPad, has announced the third iteration of its Gorilla Glass panels. The glass both reduces scratches and increases overall strength significantly.

Corning says Gorilla Glass 3 has been improved at the molecular level, with a proprietary feature called Native Damage Resistance (NDR). According to Corning, NDR reduces the propagation of flaws, the appearance of scratches and does a better job of maintaining the overall retained strength of the glass. The new version claims improved scratch-resistance, a 40% reduction in the number of visible scratches, and a 50% increase in retained strength after the glass becomes flawed.

Here’s a great little video that shows a demonstration sheet of Gorilla Glass 3 taking abuse from a 1/3 pound steel ball, in addition to some more background info on the product: