Abrisa Technologies’ High Ion Exchange chemically strengthened glass uses a process that creates a deep compression layer on the surface of the glass structure, reducing the introduction of flaws once incorporated into the end product and increasing the strength of the glass six to eight times that of float glass.
Abrisa Technologies’ High Ion Exchange or HIE glass is chemically strengthened glass that has, the US company says, increased strength as a result of a post-product chemical process. This process typically increases the strength of the glass by six to eight times that of float glass. The ion-exchange process creates a deep compression layer on the surface of the glass structure, reducing the introduction of flaws once incorporated into the end product and put into service.
Typically used for electronic display screens such as smartphones, laptop and tablet computers, mobile devices, touchscreens, and more, HIE glass provides outstanding resistance to breakage, scratches and temperature fluctuations.
HIE chemically strengthened glass advantages include improved impact resistance; improved flexibility strength; improved scratch resistance and improved resistance to temperature changes.
According to Susan Hirst, general manager of Abrisa Technologies, “At Abrisa Technologies, we can supply the following HIE glass to the market; Corning® Gorilla® Glass, SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover glass, and AGC Dragontrail™.” Hirst further states, “These thin glass solutions allow Abrisa Technologies to offer a diverse portfolio of thin glass options to the display, defense, medical and industrial markets. We can service an extremely broad selection of requirements with the wide array of substrates we can provide.”
“By using a thin glass such as Corning® Gorilla® Glass, SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover glass, or AGC Dragontrail™,” Hirst adds, “the end product will have improved transmission, reduced weight, and reduced mounting costs as just some of the significant advantages.”
According to Jim Veler, President and CEO for Abrisa Technologies, “Our strength here at Abrisa Technologies is to provide our customers with fully integrated optics solutions. We not only can supply high quality glass, but we can fabricate it and coat it to meet just about any customer requirement.” He further states, “At Abrisa Technologies, our product and service capabilities allow us to be the single source solution for high precision, high quality optics.”