Tuesday, 25th January 2011
In General Japan News,
New super glass revealed
A Japanese glass maker has revealed a new product that is six times stronger than standard glass.
Asahi Glass believes that it Dragontrail product could be ideal for personal gadgets such as phones because it is scratch-resistant and super tough.
Currently, the toughest similar product available to the market is called Gorilla glass and is produced by Corning Inc.
However, Asahi Glass believes that Dragontrail is "superior substitute to conventional cover material".
A test conducted by AP revealed that the glass showed no signs of damage despite being repeatly scratched with a key.
Asahi Glass predicts that the new glass could generate global revenue of at least 30 billion yen and increase their market share to 30 per cent in 2012.
The company currently employs around 12,700 workers across Japan and reported net sales of 12 billion yen in the region in 2009.
Written by Susan Ballion.