EganAero™ MarkerBoards with Corning® Gorilla® Glass Inspire Street Side Creativity

Corning hits the streets of Boston and New York and invites passersby to share ideas across tough surfaces.

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) December 19, 2013

Corning Incorporated, the makers of Corning® Gorilla® Glass, and Egan Visual, the trusted leader in visual communication systems, surprised city walkers recently by inviting them to draw on a glass markerboard set up on the sidewalks of Boston and New York.

The activity was to share with the public the release of the ingenious EganAero™ glass markerboard from Egan Visual, which leverages the unique properties of Corning Gorilla Glass, making it a thin and durable glass writing board solution. The events and creative contributions in Times Square and at Curley Park were captured by Corning in a video featuring some of the top highlights.

“The collaboration between Corning and Egan Visual – both companies with a history of innovation - has yielded, simply put, stunning results,” said Sean Brown, President of Egan Visual. “EganAero gives users, designers and architects an entirely new aesthetic platform while delivering unprecedented performance in glass markerboard functionality; helping to create empowering and engaging meeting experiences and environments.”

Corning held a Facebook photo contest where participants were given a chance to win a new EganAero glass markerboard. Participants were asked to submit a photo of their best example of ghosting on a whiteboard they frequently use. Ghosting is the technical term for visible marker stains from previous usage. The build-up of stains over time can make the board look dirty and can make new writing illegible. The legibility of writing on a glass markerboard is also very important. EganAero delivers shadow-free writing with zero ghosting.

“We are excited about the opportunities for Gorilla Glass in this space, and it is enlightening to see the unique approach manufacturers such as Egan Visual are taking to reinvent a traditional product such as a dry erase board with new designs and aesthetics.” said David Loeber, Business Director for Corning Large Cover Glass.

EganAero featuring Corning Gorilla Glass offers a variety of benefits compared to conventional markerboards comprised of soda-lime glass. EganAero is damage-resistant with properties that enable designers with previously unavailable visual options. Corning Gorilla Glass is thin without compromising durability; therefore, the EganAero is lightweight and easier to install.

Compared to conventional glass markerboards, installation of the EganAero is vastly simplified, and when installed it is up to 88 percent thinner. This results in a stunning visual appearance, boasting a standoff profile that is less than 2mm proud from the wall. Additional features of the EganAero include a smooth, easy-to-clean surface, with durability, neo magnet compatibility, and high optical clarity and legibility.

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About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (http://www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, and metrology.

About Egan Visual
Backed by more than 45 years of ingenuity, Egan is the trusted leader in visual communication systems for people who want empowering and engaging experiences and environments. The company offers a no hassle experience with a wide breadth of standard, custom and bespoke visual communication systems, including professional grade markerboards, tackboards, mobiles, lecterns, centers, wall coverings, cabinets and glass markerboards. Egan Visual designs, manufactures and distributes its systems from facilities in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit http://www.egan.com.

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Media Relations Contacts:

Dubravka Milinkovic
Egan Visual
1-800-263-2387
marketing(at)egan(dot)com

Anna Giambrone
Corning Incorporated
(607) 974-5933
giambronai(at)corning(dot)com

Beth Dann
Corning Incorporated
(607) 974-4989
dannme(at)corning(dot)com


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