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Corning Unveils Flexible Willow Glass
2012-06-04 10:30:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com For whatever reason, it seems people expect their glass devices to allow for some level of flexibility. Be it in the name of durability or design, companies have tried to bring a flexible form factor to our glass and LCD devices. Now, Corning has announced such a development in their glass lineup. Called Willow Glass, this new material is only 100-microns thick and is said to be a flexible substrate for LCDs and OLEDs. According to Corning, this new...

2012-04-07 23:01:31

Domestic glass manufacturers will continue to feel the pressure from substitute products replacing glass in many functions, particularly for food packaging. Furthermore, despite economic recovery, demand for glass used in automobiles will remain low in the next five years. On the bright side, a rebound in the residential housing market will boost demand for glass products used in windows, doors and furniture. Glass manufacturers will focus on becoming more efficient and lowering costs to stay...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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