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Gorilla Glass Comes To Wearable Market

Corning, best known for the Gorilla Glass used by most major smartphone manufacturers, has unveiled the new Gorilla Glass SR+.

Intended to bring the high level of protection they’ve brought to handsets to wearable tech, the SR+ promises better scrape-resistance and endurance without affecting optical clarity and touch sensitivity.

Corning say that lab tests saw Gorilla Glass SR+ demonstrate superior scratch resistance approaching that of alternative luxury cover materials, while delivering up to 70 percent better damage resistance against impacts and 25 percent better surface reflection.

As told by Scott Forester, director of innovation products at Corning Gorilla Glass,”In early 2015, Corning launched Project Phire with the goal of engineering glass-based solutions with the scratch resistance approaching luxury cover materials, combined with the superior damage resistance of Gorilla Glass.”

“Corning Gorilla Glass SR+ delivers a superior combination of properties that is not available in any other material today – it is in a class of its own,” he said.

There are no announced product set to incorporate Gorilla Glass SR+ as of yet.

However, it’s quite likely that companies like Apple, Samsung and HTC will quickly move to adopt it.

Corning expect devices featuring the glass tech to roll out as soon as this year.