Chris Mammen's blog
On a lighter note this week, here is an interesting article on "Gorilla glass." Probably none of us will handle this type of glass, but I love learning about the creativity and thought and work that went into this product almost 50 years ago, only so it could rest on the shelf until a use for it was found. And that waiting paid off, big time. According to the article, available here, Gorilla glass--invented in 1962--picked up its first customer in 2008 and has quickly become a $170 million a year business for Corning Inc. The company continues to devote a huge amount to R&D, and they must have many more glass products in the pipeline that we will see come to the marketplace in the future. I wonder if they have any innovations with architectural applications?
Mammen is president of M3 Glass Technologies, Irving, Texas.
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