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Canadian tech firm claims it’s ‘raising the bar’ in screen protection


August 9, 2016  


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Toronto-based Phantom Glass said today it will fuse its patent pending, proprietary technology with Corning’s aluminum silicate based Accessory Glass 2 by Corning to “produce screen protectors for smartphones, tablets and digital cameras.

According to the company, Phantom Glass products are engineered to include a silicone nano-adhesion layer, which allows for easy installation and fills most existing minor surface scratches. The product is also treated with a specialized oleophobic nano-coating to ensure that fingerprints and residues wipe off with ease, while still maintaining 100% clarity.

Accessory Glass 2 by Corning is designed specifically for screen protector application and is strengthened through an ion-exchange process. Compared against standard soda-lime glass, it provides:

  • Improved scratch resistance: up to five times improvement in the force required to cause deep strength-degrading scratches, often accompanied by chipping
  • Helps reduce breakage for drop events on various everyday indoor/outdoor surfaces: up to 25% increase in drop performance.

Established in 2013 by Toronto entrepreneur Richard Waters, Canadian startup Phantom Glass focuses on Apple devices, select Android smartphones and tablets, and digital cameras.