Stronger Glass

Researchers have developed a stronger and tougher glass. Now when and how quickly this shows up commercially is still up in the air.

A new type of glass that’s five times more resistant to fractures than standard glass has been created – and it could finally spell an end to smashed phone screens. The glass and acrylic composite material, which ‘offers a combination of strength, toughness and transparency’, was designed by researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.