Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass to "get tough" on germs
posted by Michael H. / Jan 06, 2014, 11:45 AM
talked about the plans back in July last year, but now we're getting the proper details about how it will all be done. The plan is to infuse the chemically-strengthened Gorilla Glass with silver ions which are known to have antibacterial properties. Corning says that by doing this, it should be able to kill 99.9% of the germs on your smartphone glass, and all at a minimal cost. The cost of the raw materials alone is said to be less than 50 cents per device.Corning has announced that the next version of Gorilla Glass will feature antimicrobial protection to help kill some of the germs that collect on your smartphone. Corning has
The silver ions will continually work to kill off the germs on your display, and Corning says that they will retain their efficacy for the lifetime of your phone. Additionally, Corning is working on a new anti-reflection coating for its glass, but still no word on banishing fingerprints.
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" it should be able to kill 99.9% of the germs" It seems like a toothpaste ad lol...
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 11:52 AM 13
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There is also a huge market for smartphones that don't have the anti-microbial glass - anti-microbial screen protector, anyone?
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 11:52 AM 3
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how about people just wash their damn hands
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 11:56 AM 2
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I recall a 2008 study that estimated 47% of devices had fecal matter on them, this in an era where relatively few had smartphones, arguably handled more than your old RAZR flip. I can only imagine how bad things are now.
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 10:02 PM 0
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germophobes are idiots though who don't understand the human immune system; this isn't going to actually help anyone or anything, this is just marketing.
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 12:45 PM 1
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