Corning’s ColdFor Technology enables curved display designs with a 25% carbon footprint reduction compared to traditional glass forming.
Corning will continue its collaboration with LG Electronics, a supplier of consumer electronics and vehicle component solutions, to provide sustainable, curved automotive interior displays.
The two companies combine vehicle electronics and glass expertise to help advance in-car connectivity, which debuted in a premium European automaker’s curved display, while achieving a lower carbon footprint.
The premium European automaker’s curved display integrates digital and analogue controls in a design that appears to float on the dashboard in front of the driver (see left).
Corning’s patented ColdForm Technology helped bring the display to life sustainably.
An independent third-party study measured the environmental impacts of Corning’s ColdForm Technology and found glass curved using the technology had a carbon footprint at least 25% lower than traditional glass curved using heat.
The glass curved using ColdForm Technology produced 14.5m less kg of CO2 for every 1m sq. ft. 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.
Mike Kunigonis, Vice President and General Manager of Corning Automotive Glass Solutions, said: “As consumers and automakers continue to prioritise more-sustainable technologies to help meet climate goals, Corning’s ColdForm Technology is vital to this industry progress.
“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.”
Additionally, 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.
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