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Corning’s MACOR® Glass Ceramic Available for Precision Medical Industries in Asia


Date Published:7/10/2015 11:07:38 AM

Versatile, market-leading machinable material ideal for medical and laboratory applications.
Corning’s MACOR® Glass Ceramic Available for Precision Medical Industries in Asia
CORNING, N.Y., July 8, 2015 –– Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) today launched its innovative MACOR® solution across Asian markets for medical and laboratory applications.
The current trend for advanced ceramics is bringing innovation into medical technologies. Ceramics offer a cost-effective and high-performance substitute for traditional materials such as glass, metal and plastic. MACOR lends itself to the development of certain medical devices due to its inert properties and low-density composition. It has the ability to be machined by ordinary metal working tools, drastically reducing development time as conventional tooling is not required.
MACOR is a trusted engineering solution and was used in the United States’ Space Shuttle program. MACOR is a composite, low-density, glass ceramic material and can be used in vacuum, radiation, and electronic insulation environments. Offering the strength and durability of a technical ceramic, the versatility of a high-performance polymer and the machinability of a soft metal, MACOR’s durability and flexibility also allow it to be used to design components with complex geometries for use in medical equipment and systems. 
MACOR can be sealed to many metals and performs well in harsh environments. As such, it is a trusted and popular product across the medical and dental fields in both Europe and the United States. 
With its high temperature resistance, inert properties and good tensile strength, insulation properties and resistance to radiation, MACOR offers qualities needed in the medical field. “Medical and laboratory device manufacturers in Asia face the demand for high reliability,” explained Franck de Lorgeril, global marketing and sales manager, Industrial Products at Corning. “It is therefore vital that manufacturers have access to high-quality and trusted material solutions capable of creating products that enable them to stand out against competitors. Backed by Corning’s strong commitment to customer service – MACOR may well be the difference maker they are looking for.”
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Corning Logo: Corning, makers of MACOR®, has applied its unparalleled expertise for more than 160 years in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics. 
Corning’s Specialty Glass Division: Corning’s products, like MACOR®, enable the medical and dental industry to produce robust, strong and high performance applications. 
MACOR®: MACOR® is supplied as slabs and rods, and is easily machinable using conventional metalworking tools, with no post-firing required. 
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About Corning Incorporated
Corning ( is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning’s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning’s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences. They include damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for high-speed communications networks; trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing; and emissions-control products for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles.


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