24/04/2014 11:00AM Australia/Sydney
TOKYO & SAO PAULO (BUSINESS WIRE)
—Lineup to be enhanced soon with new Dragontrail™ X—
a world-leading supplier of glass, chemicals, ceramics and other
high-tech materials and components, today announced that its
Dragontrail™ damage- and scratch-resistant glass is now carried by 37
major brands of electronic devices worldwide. Sales of Dragontrail, a
specialty glass used as protective cover glass in smartphones and
tablets and other electronic devices, have grown 500% since its launch
three years ago.
AGC produces Dragontrail with superior efficiency to stably meet global
mobile device makers’ growing demand for cover glass used in
smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. Dragontrail created a
sensation in January of 2011 with strength no less than six times
greater than that of conventional soda-lime glass and with its pristine
Since the launch of Dragontrail, AGC has been upgrading and enhancing
its technology and properties. Just recently, at the 2014
International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the company
introduced Dragontrail™ X as the newest addition to the lineup.
Dragontrail X is distinguished by low center tension and the world’s
highest level of compression stress, resulting in an extra-tough glass
offering 30% greater strength than its predecessor. Its surface strength
is up to eight times stronger than soda-lime glass, further enhancing
the toughness of devices equipped with the product. Dragontrail X has
already been favorably received by several electronics manufacturers,
and is expected to be marketed in the near future.
Going forward, AGC will continue to develop technologically advanced
glass solutions for customers and users worldwide.
About the AGC Group
The AGC Group, with Tokyo-based Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. at its core, is a
world-leading supplier of flat, automotive and display glass, chemicals
and other high-tech materials and components. Drawing on more than a
century of technical innovation, the AGC Group has developed world-class
expertise in fields including glass, fluorine chemistry and ceramics
technologies. The group employs some 50,000 people worldwide and
generates annual sales of approximately 13 billion USD through business
in about 30 countries. For more information, please visit www.agc-group.com/.
Dragontrail X will make an appearance as a glass roof
for player benches at the largest sporting event in the world taking
place in June this year in Brazil. Featuring one of the world’s highest
levels of strength and durability, along with greater transparency
thanks to anti-reflective coating, the glass roof will add to the
excitement of the world’s top level games.
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