Corning Invests $180 Million in Ky. Gorilla Glass Plant

Ainsley Jones

Corning announced plans to invest $180 million in the expansion of its Harrodsburg, Ky. facility, reports the Star-Gazette. The investment is part of a larger $800 million capital improvement plan. Corning uses the output for Gorilla Glass, an ultra-strong glass the company invented in 1962, but only started selling two years ago.

 

The scratch-resistant glass is currently used in more than 200 mobile devices and is scheduled to be used for nearly 100 others. With nearly 60 percent of the world's phones using Gorilla Glass, Corning expects sales to eclipse the $1 billion mark next year, says GigaOM.

 

Corning is also looking to tackle the tablet market in addition to the HDTV market, according to Zimbo.



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Aug 4, 2010 11:01 AM John Hicks John Hicks  says:

Way to go Corning !! You come up with a great product and even though there was no market for it, back in the 1960's, there is now. I great to hear that a company stuck it out until our technology caught up with your invention of high strength glass.

Good Job

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