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AGC Unveils Damage-Resistant Dragontrail™ Glass for Smartphone, Tablet PC, TV Makers Worldwide

TOKYO Jan. 20, 2011 30 billion yen 360 million USD

Chemically strengthened Dragontrail is six times stronger than conventional soda-lime glass, highly resistant to scratches and features a beautiful, pristine finish compared with resin. Dragontrail, developed from market-proven raw glass for chemical strengthening, is free of environmentally harmful materials such as arsenic, lead and antimony.

AGC uses a highly efficient float process to manufacture Dragontrail by utilizing the company’s extensive technical expertise in producing specialized glass for electronics acquired through manufacturing TFT glass substrates. The superior production efficiency of this manufacturing process ensures stable supply of cover glass for the growing global mobile device market. AGC will also proactively respond to growing demand for cover glass used in televisions.

Yoshiaki Tamura

The demand for cover material is growing in parallel with the rapid proliferation of smartphones, tablet PCs and other devices, many of which feature designs where touchscreen panels cover the majority of their surfaces. These mobile devices require protection against shocks and grazing resulting from touch operation, accidental drops and scraping inside a pocket or bag. AGC’s Dragontrail offers a superior substitute to conventional cover material, such as soda-lime glass, which lacks strength, and resin, which is prone to scratches and limited by poor texture quality.

About the AGC Group

Tokyo 12 billion USD www.agc-group.com/en

Suitability of Dragontrail for Touchscreen LCDs

Dragontrail is strong, scratch-resistant and features a beautiful finish, making it an ideal material for cover glass, the outermost layer.

Dragontrail Specifications

Thickness: Available in a variety of thicknesses ranging from 0.5 mm to over 5.0 mm

Size: Variable upon request

SOURCE AGC Group

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