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Corning Adds New Ceramic Reactor to its Advanced-Flow™ Reactor Product Line

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Enables high-throughput production for continuous-flow chemical processing in a cost-competitive manner</b></i> </p>

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Corning Adds New Ceramic Reactor to its Advanced-Flow™ Reactor Product Line08:30 EDT Tuesday, June 07, 2011 AVON, France (Business Wire) -- Corning SAS, a subsidiary of Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) of Corning, N.Y., announced today that it will feature the Corning® Advanced-Flow™ G4 Ceramic Reactor at Chemspec Europe in Geneva, Switzerland, June 15-16, 2011. The Advanced-Flow G4 Ceramic Reactor is the company's newest reactor product and the first to use ceramic-based technology. Corning's new ceramic reactor can provide significant performance benefits to chemical manufacturing through its exceptional combination of high flow throughput and thermal heat transfer. Corning's expertise in reactor technology design, in combination with Mersen / Boostec ceramic manufacturing, has made the development of this new product possible. “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with Mersen/Boostec, a leader in ceramic technologies, to bring this highly advantaged ceramic reactor to the chemical industry,” said Sergio Pissavini, business director, Corning Reactor Technologies. “The chemical processing industry has increasing demand for more cost-effective, higher-purity, scalable methods for high volume production of pharmaceutical and specialty chemical products. With this unique combination of Corning design and Mersen/Boostec ceramics, we look forward to successfully addressing these important industry needs.” Comprised of sintered ceramic fluidic modules and based on the effective design of the Corning Advanced-Flow reactor product line, the new G4 reactor is well suited for industrial-scale chemical production. Its unique structure will enable simpler and more cost effective continuous-flow chemical processing for a wide variety of economically important reactions. About Corning Incorporated Corning Incorporated ( is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on 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. Follow Corning: RSS Feeds | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube CorningMedia Relations:M. Elizabeth Dann, 607-974-4989dannme@corning.comorLisa A. Burns, 607-974-4897burnsla@corning.comorInvestor Relations:Kenneth C. Sofio,