Corning: Chinese glass melting tank a possibility

According to Corning Display Technologies Taiwan (CDTT) president Alan Eusden, Corning may set up a glass melting tank in China once Taiwan panel makers are allowed to invest in the country.
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According to Corning Display Technologies Taiwan (CDTT) president Alan Eusden, Corning may set up a glass melting tank in China once Taiwan panel makers are allowed to invest in the country. Corning may start setting up its facilities later than or at the same time as Taiwan panel makers, because it will take less time to construct melting tanks than panel production lines, Eusden explained. Discussing concerns of a glass shortage in 2010, Eusden said that Corning aims to fulfil all the demand from its panel clients. Corning expects worldwide glass demand to reach 2.7-2.8 billion sq.m. in 2010, up from 2.4 billion sq.m. in 2009. Corning showed its flexible glass substrate, which is still under development, and is only 75 micron thick, at a press event marking CDTT“s 10th anniversary. The schedule for mass production of the flexible glass substrate is still to early to be determined, said Connie Wang, director of Corning Research Center Taiwan. Corning has also successfully produced a 50nm thick glass substrate in the lab, Wang added.