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DIRTT announces collaboration with Corning

February 3, 2015  By DIRTT

image001Feb. 3, 2015 – DIRTT has entered into a strategic collaboration with Corning Incorporated one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. This strategic relationship will bring Corning Willow Glass to DIRTT’s suite of interior construction solutions.

Thirty times thinner and lighter than standard 6 mm soda lime glass, 200 µm Willow Glass is an ultra-thin, flexible, display-grade glass that enables DIRTT-for the first time-to apply a pristine, durable glass surface to a wide range of next generation products.  Willow Glass is chemically durable, scratch resistant, bendable, and easy-to-clean.
“Our collaboration with Corning brings the interior construction industry one of the most powerful and original glass solutions the world has ever seen: Willow Glass,” Mogens Smed, co-founder and chief executive officer of DIRTT, said. “Innovation is the foundation of our business. What could be more natural than the global leader in specialty glass collaborating with the world leader in modular interior construction?”
“DIRTT’s commitment to innovation is very similar to our approach here at Corning. We are excited by the opportunity to collaborate with DIRTT as they incorporate Willow Glass into their interior construction offerings,” said Gilbert Chorosz, managing director, Willow Glass.
Introducing Willow Glass to its suite of solutions, DIRTT will see strong operational efficiencies in manufacturing its interior construction solutions. Clients will notice key benefits, such as improved accuracy, more rapid delivery, freight savings up to 70%, enhanced acoustic performance, and a wide array of design capabilities. For integrated technology applications, DIRTT will continue to use back painted glass solutions.

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