'Corning Day' at World Expo Celebrates Technology and Innovative Solutions for a 'Better City, Better Life'

2010-06-24 12:15 1185

Corning has been contributing to China's development for more than 25 years

SHANGHAI, June 24 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) held on June 23rd, 2010 its "Corning Day" celebration at the Shanghai World Expo; recognizing a quarter century of successful innovation and breakthrough products that have improved the quality of life for the people of China and around the world. Representatives from well-known high-tech consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications, and life sciences companies participated in the celebration.

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Eric S. Musser, chief executive officer of Corning Greater China said, "As a world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, Corning is extremely proud to host today's event. The Shanghai 2010 Expo provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate innovative technologies and solutions essential to improving the lives of people around the world and particularly here in China. As part of our commitment to the China market, we have been leveraging our materials science and process engineering expertise to create keystone components for customers from television manufacturers to telecommunications carriers, automakers, electronics companies, health researchers and others."

Corning Technology is Keeping Expo Connected

In addition to being an exhibitor Corning is also a service provider. The company contributed optical fiber, network components and hardware for the USA Pavilion and is part of the broader telecommunications infrastructure that is helping to keep Expo connected. Corning's LANscape(R) Pretium EDGETM Solutions have been deployed along the World Expo Axis providing a high-efficient network, an intelligent control system and security. In the Performance Center, Corning technology is enabling a structured distribution system for the transmission and exchange of voice, data, images and information that meets the Center's requirements for large-scale performance capability and all-weather operation.

Green Technologies for Future Cities

Visitors to the City Future Pavilion can experience what life may be like in the future in the exhibition areas of Intelligent House, Healthy Community and Low Carbon Cities.

In the Intelligent House display Corning is demonstrating its work to accelerate the use of eco-friendly solar energy through its photovoltaic glass technology. Corning's strength in developing and manufacturing LCD glass substrates, combined with expertise in materials science and light management, are enabling the development of thin-film photovoltaic solutions for solar energy applications.

Corning is focused on developing a thin, durable glass substrate or superstrate that will enable lighter weight photovoltaic modules with increased photon-to-electron conversion efficiency.

In Low Carbon Cities Corning is displaying the diesel particulate filter that is widely used by global motor vehicle manufacturers. Corning's filters and substrates are used to help control the emissions of gasoline and diesel vehicles, significantly improving the quality of the environment. Also on display in this area is Corning's on-going glass research, focusing on greater flexibility, strength and durability.

In the Healthy Community section Corning is displaying its Corning Epic(R) system, a high-throughput label-free screening platform that performs both biochemical and cell-based drug discovery applications based on optical biosensor technology.

About Corning Incorporated

Corning Incorporated ( is a world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.

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