Corning, a global leader with a remarkable legacy of innovation spanning over a century, continues to bring to market process and production innovations through its Automotive Glass Solutions. The company’s steadfast commitment to meeting the ever-evolving demands of automotive design through pioneering product and process innovations, such as ColdForm™ Technology and Corning’s Fusion5™ Glass, has significantly reshaped the industry. Furthermore, Corning’s extensive presence in Taiwan which includes manufacturing facilities in Taiwan capable of making multiple glass compositions such as AutoGrade™ Gorilla Glass and Fusion5™ Glass, show a deep-seated commitment to the region. This is galvanized further through Corning’s fruitful collaborations with AUO and CarUX, which underscores its influential role and the importance of its partnerships in Taiwan.
To meet the evolving needs of automotive design, marked by shifting trends and preferences, Corning has established itself as a pioneer. Its groundbreaking process innovations such as ColdForm™ Technology, which allows manufacturers to shape glass at room temperature, and Corning’s Fusion5™ Glass serves, the first purpose-built automotive exterior glass, are but two examples of Corning’s dedication to moving the automotive industry forward.
Corning’s association with Taiwan is pivotal to the company’s global operations. Collaborations with Taiwanese giants AUO and CarUX underscore Corning’s commitment to fostering innovation and progress in the region. These partnerships serve as a conduit to leverage Taiwan’s expertise and capabilities within the tech industry, fueling advances in automotive design and materials. Furthermore, Corning’s manufacturing operations in Taiwan reaffirm the company’s promise of delivering high-quality automotive solutions to global markets.
ColdForm™ Technology: Reshaping Automotive Glass Design
In automotive design, innovation has always been a driving force. As vehicles have evolved and customer preferences have shifted, automotive designers have sought new ways to achieve form and function seamlessly. This is where Corning’s ColdForm™ Technology comes into play.
ColdForm™ Technology is more than just a product; it’s a revolutionary approach to automotive glass design. Its hallmark feature is the ability to shape glass, at room temperature, allowing for a more sustainable manufacturing process; often resulting in a decrease of more than 25% in CO2 emissions.
Fusion5™ Glass: The First Purpose Built Automotive Exterior Glass
Automotive windshields no longer serve as merely a barrier to outside elements. Existing and emerging technologies such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, or ADAS, must not be obscured by poor optical quality and must be protected from road hazards. Corning’s Fusion5™ Glass is a prime example of a material engineered to meet the rigorous demands of modern automobiles with a 4x increase in impact resistance compared to traditional windshields and 2x improvements in optics for ADAS.
Corning® Fusion5™ is also well positioned to support increasing market demand for battery electric vehicles. In addition to its durability benefits, Fusion5™ provides a 12% weight savings compared to the soda-lime glass often used for windshields. This weight savings allows automakers options such as using fewer batteries or increasing range.
Taiwan: A Crucial Nexus in Corning’s Automotive Vision
The significance of Taiwan in Corning’s global automotive operations cannot be overstated. Taiwan’s status as a technological hub and its proficiency in manufacturing make it a strategic partner for Corning in its quest for innovation and excellence in the automotive sector.
Collaborations with AUO and CarUX are illustrative of Corning’s commitment to fostering innovation in Taiwan. These partnerships serve as conduits for sharing knowledge, expertise, and capabilities. Through these collaborations, Corning gains access to Taiwan’s cutting-edge tech industry, propelling advancements in automotive design and materials.
The Road Ahead
Corning’s century-long legacy in the automotive industry is one of enduring commitment to innovation. The company’s unwavering dedication to addressing evolving trends in automotive design, combined with its groundbreaking innovations like ColdForm™ Technology and Fusion5™ Glass, has left an indelible mark on the industry. Taiwan’s strategic importance, as underscored by Corning’s collaborations and manufacturing capabilities, reaffirms the company’s position as a key player in shaping the ever-evolving automotive landscape in Taiwan. Corning’s journey continues as it remains at the forefront of shaping the future of automotive design and materials in the region and beyond.