It would be hard pressed to imagine life without being able to check our emails, access the internet, take a phone call and snap a photo wherever we are. As technology progresses, smartphones develop more and more. They come with better CPUs, better operating systems and better screens.
The Gorilla Glass is a must for anyone who spends a lot of time on the road and does not want to risk shattering the phone’s touchscreen in case of an accident. But, could we make the Gorilla Glass even better? The answer is yes! Smartphones could become more hygienic with the aid of the first antimicrobial Gorilla Glass.
Corning, the company that created the Gorilla Glass announced only last July that they were working on a glass that could kill germs. Now, they are ready to present the Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass to the world.
Corning Specialty Materials general manager, James R. Steiner spoke about their new glass and said that it inhibits the growth of algae, mold, mildew, fungi, and bacteria because of its built-in antimicrobial property. The material is made of Gorilla Glass 3. In addition it contains embedded ionic silver that is known for its ability to kill microbes over an indefinite period of time.
The company revealed that the extra ingredient did not modify the mechanical, optical, or dielectric properties of the glass. The new material has potential for large scale manufacturing. The company is now testing it with the help of several manufacturers. The glass could also be used as antimicrobial coating for frequently-touched interior architectural surfaces.
New tests have revealed that an average phone contains more harmful bacteria than the flush in a public toilet. It comes as no surprise than the need for an antimicrobial Gorilla Glass arose. Would you buy a device that has this feature?
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