Dinorex™(Glass For Chemical Strengthening)
Dinorex™ is glass for chemical strengthening developed for use as cover glass for mobile decices such as smartphones and tablets, onboard vehicle displays, and other new applications. Dinorex™ protects such devices from impact shocks and scratches. What’s more, the chemical strengthening process of Dinorex™ takes substantially less time than conventional glass products. Using the overflow process of processing, we are able to make thin glass sheets with smooth surfaces that require no extra polishing, and the warp after chemical strengthening can also be prevented.
What is the Dinorex™?
NEG chose the name Dinorex™, a portmanteau meaning king of the dinosaurs, based on the image of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, known to be the strongest of the dinosaurs. The name indicates the strength and toughness of the glass against cracks and scratches.
The secret behind Dinorex™’s shock resistance
When glass containing sodium ions (Na+) is soaked in a potassium nitrate solution containing potassium ions (K+), the Na+ on the glass surface change places with the K+ in the solution. This process is called ion exchange. The K+ have a larger diameter than the Na+ and exert compressive stress on the glass surface. This strengthens the glass enough to withstand a hammer blow without breaking.
When large-diameter K+ change places with small-diameter Na+ on the surface of a glass sheet, the larger ions are squeezed into a small space. As they try to expand, they expand the volume of the glass surface.
Of course, the actual volume of the glass does not change, so the ions are compressed to fit on the glass. This squeezing force is compressive stress.
Consequently, even if a force that would crack the glass surface is applied, the compressive stress cancels it out and stops the crack worsening. Thus, the glass is harder to smash.
- Superior chemical strengthening properties (high CS, deep DOL)
- High productivity
- High transmittance
- High Transmittance (Visible Light/UV)
- Dielectric Property
- Heat Processing (Sealing/Bending/Stretching)
- High Strength
- High Rigidity
- Scratch Resistance
- Impact Resistance
- Material Reinforcement
- Water & Weather Resistance (Freeze)
- Chemial Durability (Acid/Alkali)
- Long Life/Ecology
- Airtightness/Gas Barrier Properties