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Corning and LG Electronics: Sustainable glass display system

Corning® ColdForm™ Technology enables innovative, curved display designs with 25 percent carbon footprint reduction vs. traditional glass forming

Corning Incorporated has announced its continued collaboration with global technology and vehicle component solutions innovator LG Electronics (LG) to provide sustainable glass solutions for innovative, curved automotive interior displays. The two companies combine vehicle electronics and cover glass expertise to help advance in-car connectivity, which debuted in a premium European auto maker’s curved display, while achieving a lower carbon footprint.

Auto makers are envisioning new and immersive driving experiences that also deliver on industry climate goals and initiatives. With its combined instrument cluster and centre stack display, the premium European auto maker’s curved display harmoniously integrates digital and analogue controls in a design that appears to float on the dashboard in front of the driver. LG’s focus on extended experiences with in-vehicle infotainment system technology has ushered in this new era of connectivity and sophistication, while Corning’s patented ColdForm™ Technology helps bring it to life in a sustainable and economical way.

“As consumers and auto makers continue to prioritize more-sustainable technologies to help meet climate goals, Corning’s ColdForm Technology is vital to this industry progress,” said Mike Kunigonis, vice president and general manager, Corning Automotive Glass Solutions. “We’re proud to collaborate with OEMs and partners to deliver innovative user experiences and technology with a lower carbon footprint that enables a more sustainable supply chain.”

An independent third-party study measured the environmental impacts of Corning’s patented ColdForm Technology and found glass curved using ColdForm Technology’s carbon footprint is at least 25 percent lower than traditional glass curved using heat, producing 14.5 million less kilogram of CO2 for every 1 million square feet of glass produced. With ColdForm Technology, glass is bent at room temperature and fits to its final shape at the end of the module-assembly process performed by LG and its industry partners. In addition, by completing the manufacturing process in its flat state, Corning’s AutoGrade™ Gorilla Glass parts have uniform optical coatings, precise decoration, and can be produced at high yields.

“The desire for user-friendly in-vehicle connectivity through advanced interior design necessitates innovative products and processes,” said Seokhyun Eun, president of Vehicle component Solutions Company of LG Electronics. “We’re proud to partner with Corning to introduce unprecedented innovations into the industry that deliver curved display modules to enhance the user experience, such as special adhesive and forming systems, that set the trend while achieving sustainability goals.”

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