January 9, 2014
CES 2014: Anti-bacteria Gorilla Glass announced
A new type of touchscreen glass that combats bacteria and fungi has been unveiled. The BBC reports.
US firm Corning said its Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass contains ionic silver, a substance that has been used to fight germs for more than 100 years.
The speciality glass-maker said the protection against germs would last for the lifetime of devices that used it.
Apple, Amazon, LG, HTC and Samsung are among the many smart device manufacturers to use Corning's products.
Gorilla Glass has become a publicly recognised brand - a rarity for the glass industry - and has generated more than $1bn (£610m) of annual sales for the company.
The firm said that it also intended to market the material to the healthcare, hospitality and transportation industries.
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