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Corning reveals ultra-thin, flexible, bacteria-killing glass

It was only last week that we spoke to industrial giant Corning about their reinforced Gorilla Glass 2 for smartphone displays. Now, the company says it’s working on ultra-slim, flexible and bacteria-killing versions of the material, too.

The New York-based company announced this morning during its annual investors day that it has several innovative glass types in the pipeline.

First, chief executive Wendell Weeks said that the company was working on “ultra-slim flexible glass” manufactured with the same “fusion” process behind Gorilla Glass 2. The material is five times thinner than standard display glass; because it’s so slim, it may change the way electronic device manufacturers make their products, from the batch process used today to a continuous “roll-to-roll” process.

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