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1962 glass could be Corning's next bonanza seller
YAHOO FINANCE ^ | 02 AUGUST 2010 | AP

Posted on 08/02/2010 2:48:22 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

CORNING, N.Y. (AP) -- An ultra-strong glass that has been looking for a purpose since its invention in 1962 is poised to become a multibillion-dollar bonanza for Corning Inc.

The 159-year-old glass pioneer is ramping up production of what it calls Gorilla glass, expecting it to be the hot new face of touch-screen tablets and high-end TVs.

Gorilla showed early promise in the '60s, but failed to find a commercial use, so it's been biding its time in a hilltop research lab for almost a half-century. It picked up its first customer in 2008 and has quickly become a $170 million a year business as a protective layer over the screens of 40 million-plus cell phones and other mobile devices.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: corning; glass; gorillaglass; invention; technology

1 posted on 08/02/2010 2:48:23 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
This would be a good thing for me...I've broken too many high-end TV screens in the last 18 months that it's a crying shame.

FMCDH(BITS)

2 posted on 08/02/2010 2:53:02 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I must admit that it seems a litle strange that such a product would set unused for so long. Seems to me that it would have 100’s of applications.


3 posted on 08/02/2010 2:54:38 PM PDT by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

That is very cool.


4 posted on 08/02/2010 2:54:53 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: nothingnew
I've broken too many high-end TV screens in the last 18 months that it's a crying shame.

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Let me guess. Every time that moron Øbama comes on, you hurl whatever is handy.

5 posted on 08/02/2010 2:56:16 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: fuzzybutt

The problem with modern research is it looks forward, never back....


6 posted on 08/02/2010 2:57:56 PM PDT by colinhester
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To: Responsibility2nd; nothingnew

I was thinking it had something to do with Keith Olbermann.


7 posted on 08/02/2010 2:59:32 PM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

What are its tempest qualities?


8 posted on 08/02/2010 3:01:57 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: b4its2late

Pingaroo!


9 posted on 08/02/2010 3:03:43 PM PDT by lysie
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Maybe the filth we call personal injury lawyers can find some more junk science to bilk more billions and ruin them a second time.


10 posted on 08/02/2010 3:04:59 PM PDT by The Good Doctor (Democracy is the only system where you can vote for a tax that you can avoid the obligation to pay.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
That's why I love my 35’ Sony Tinitron Tube with leaded glass front screen, you can throw anything at it, it weighs a ton.

Bought it used for $60 a decade ago.

My amortized TV expenditures are the lowest around.

11 posted on 08/02/2010 3:05:23 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: nothingnew

Teather the Wii ?


12 posted on 08/02/2010 3:05:42 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: lysie

NYS will screw it up some how.


13 posted on 08/02/2010 3:07:05 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Squantos
Teather the Wii ?

Been there, done that..barely missed the screen. :)

14 posted on 08/02/2010 3:08:17 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
I call it marketing genius, when one product (silicone) creates demand for another (large screen TVs).


15 posted on 08/02/2010 3:09:05 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I was marvelling at the quality of their product only last night and thinking how this is an American company that takes pride in their work.

While doing the dishes I was noticing how the Corningware dishes we have for everyday use look brand new, but over 10 years old. My other set of everyday dishes are chipped and the same age.


16 posted on 08/02/2010 3:09:13 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

They said that this company has been around since the Cival War, it’s good to know that at least a good old American company is still around and doing well.


17 posted on 08/02/2010 3:09:41 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (There the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USAis no civility in)
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To: fuzzybutt

Perhaps it was previously cost-prohibitive for marketable applications at that time.


18 posted on 08/02/2010 3:11:15 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: nothingnew
This would be a good thing for me...I've broken too many high-end TV screens in the last 18 months that it's a crying shame.

Me too. Finally I just started to turn the channel whenever a Democrat came on TV.

19 posted on 08/02/2010 3:11:37 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (It's easy being a communist when you're rich.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It can also flex without breaking.

Still trying to find out why they didn't market this glass before, for mundane things like windows or eyeglasses. Expense?

20 posted on 08/02/2010 3:14:52 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: spectre

LMAO !


21 posted on 08/02/2010 3:19:06 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: norraad

I have the same tv (35” Trinitron) I still think it looks better than most new fancy hi-def screens.


22 posted on 08/02/2010 3:23:01 PM PDT by loungitude ( The truth hurts.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Everytime I hear the name Corning it calls to mind the glasses we used to get when we filled up with gas. One time we got an entire case of glasses with a fill up.

ahhh..The Golden Age.


23 posted on 08/02/2010 3:24:15 PM PDT by texmexis best (My)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

They better be careful with the “Gorilla” moniker.

There is Gorilla Glue out there and Gorilla Tape, it’s a pretty good bet that the Gorilla folks will go after them for trademark infringement.


24 posted on 08/02/2010 3:26:34 PM PDT by djf (They ain't "immigrants". They're "CRIMMIGRANTS"!!!!)
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To: fuzzybutt
I had to do a bit of searching, but finally found why it wasn't in wider use before now. As I expected, it's expensive and difficult to produce in large pieces (like auto windshields). It's only now that we have things that are small, expensive, and need a tough, scratch-resistant glass screen.
25 posted on 08/02/2010 3:27:58 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: Squantos

It’s true. I’m on Wii “time out”...:(


26 posted on 08/02/2010 3:30:13 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

ahh.....my hometown strikes gold. awesome. still have a ton of family working for Corning.


27 posted on 08/02/2010 3:32:09 PM PDT by tioga
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To: djf

LOL

Gorilla glue is good as long as you don’t get it on your hands. It takes a while to scrub or wear off

Perhaps American Tourister could incorporate some of this glass into their suitcases? Or maybe they should sue as well!

8~)


28 posted on 08/02/2010 3:34:27 PM PDT by John Galt's cousin (Principled Conservatism in 2010 and 2012 * * * * * * * * * * Repeal the 17th Amendment!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I don’t think I’ll ever forgive Corning for selling off its consumer Pyrex division and name. The new company now uses a cheap and unsatisfactory material—but still markets it as “Pyrex”.


29 posted on 08/02/2010 3:35:10 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: loungitude
Me too, I was afraid to say it for fear of getting jumped by techy bullys.

Some tubes have a rich film like quality.

I also have an old Zenith Space Command that has beautiful rich saturated colors I don't see on the new screens.

But it's old and you have to give it a real Fonzi punch up to get it to turn on.

30 posted on 08/02/2010 3:37:37 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: 9YearLurker

Amen.


31 posted on 08/02/2010 3:46:27 PM PDT by tioga
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To: norraad

My 2 Sonys will outlive me.


32 posted on 08/02/2010 3:48:56 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: norraad

Me too, I was afraid to say it for fear of getting jumped by techy bullys.

Some tubes have a rich film like quality.

I also have an old Zenith Space Command that has beautiful rich saturated colors I don’t see on the new screens.

But it’s old and you have to give it a real Fonzi punch up to get it to turn on.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I like how vacuum tubes sound, also.


33 posted on 08/02/2010 3:53:54 PM PDT by loungitude ( The truth hurts.)
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To: American Constitutionalist
"They said that this company has been around since the Cival War, it’s good to know that at least a good old American company is still around and doing well."

Just barely. They had to make billionaires out of a few lawyers for the priviledge. (No doubt some of that money found it's way into anti-business Democrat campaign coffers.)

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, class-action lawsuits claimed that Dow Corning's silicone breast implants caused systemic health problems. The claims first centered around breast cancer, and then migrated to a range of autoimmune diseases, including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and various neurological problems. This led to numerous lawsuits beginning in 1984 and culminating in a 1998 multi-billion dollar class action settlement. As a result, Dow Corning was in bankruptcy protection for nine years, ending in June 2004. A number of large, independent reviews of the scientific literature, including the U.S. Institute of Medicine, have subsequently found that silicone breast implants do not appear to cause breast cancers or any identifiable systemic disease.

34 posted on 08/02/2010 3:55:42 PM PDT by The Good Doctor (Democracy is the only system where you can vote for a tax that you can avoid the obligation to pay.)
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To: The Good Doctor

Late night TV still shows ads for shark lawyers looking for yet more asbestos cases so they can pad their fat pockets even more. I thought that there was a $$ or date cap on awards for this scam. While there were no doubt legitimate cases where asbestos caused health issues, they are now looking for any smoker who went to a school with asbestos tile ceilings, was employed in a workplace with asbestos-lined pipes, or came in contact with asbestos in any form, loose or in a non-airborne application.


35 posted on 08/02/2010 3:58:54 PM PDT by CedarDave (Arrogant Obama on tax day protesters: "YouÂ’d think they would be saying 'Thank You!'.")
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To: loungitude
Tubes, "Oh, baby, that's a great topic!"

I love to let the little kiddies show me a riff on their solid state "tube modeling" amps.

Then I warm up my old tube amp and show the what "actual" harmonic distortion sounds like.

36 posted on 08/02/2010 4:01:14 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: CedarDave
"Late night TV still shows ads for shark lawyers looking for yet more asbestos cases so they can pad their fat pockets even more."

Don't get me started... but at least asbestos is associated with actual disease. Silicone did NOTHING and still they managed to steal billions.

37 posted on 08/02/2010 4:05:11 PM PDT by The Good Doctor (Democracy is the only system where you can vote for a tax that you can avoid the obligation to pay.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Transparent aluminum


38 posted on 08/02/2010 4:12:21 PM PDT by Azeem (The world will look up and shout "Save us!"... And I'll whisper "No.")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Transparent aluminum


39 posted on 08/02/2010 4:12:28 PM PDT by Azeem (The world will look up and shout "Save us!"... And I'll whisper "No.")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I’m thinking thin layers of this sandwiched with a malleable plastic (Lucite?) film would create a really good ballistics glass.


40 posted on 08/02/2010 4:15:45 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

This will be a real money maker for the Chinese.


41 posted on 08/02/2010 4:17:38 PM PDT by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: Beowulf9

I have a plain blue glass set of Corni geared used everyday...13yrs old. It is missing one piece cause I center dropped it on the tile. Love it. The stoneware I use to supplement the Corningware is heavy and chipped. Hate it. Corningware is good stuff


42 posted on 08/02/2010 4:24:44 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Azeem
"Transparent aluminum"

LOL. Now we can save the whales!

43 posted on 08/02/2010 4:26:55 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: spectre

Buddy of mine paid around 9k for a very big plasma TV. He did same thing. Smashed that sucker good with the wii....

Said his six year old daughter laughed so hard he had to start laughing too !


44 posted on 08/02/2010 4:28:31 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: djf
They better be careful with the “Gorilla” moniker.

There is Gorilla Glue out there and Gorilla Tape, it’s a pretty good bet that the Gorilla folks will go after them for trademark infringement.

And Gorilla Racks and Gorilla Floppies. I'm sure there are so many things called Gorilla this or Gorilla that that they won't have any trouble.

45 posted on 08/02/2010 4:44:37 PM PDT by Vroomfondel
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To: norraad

Yup.


46 posted on 08/02/2010 5:45:30 PM PDT by loungitude ( The truth hurts.)
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To: norraad

Not bad for hi-fi, either.


47 posted on 08/02/2010 6:00:34 PM PDT by loungitude ( The truth hurts.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Yeah, but does it explode like Pyrex does if you drop it on a granite countertop? No more Pyrex for me.


48 posted on 08/02/2010 7:10:38 PM PDT by Gapplega
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