1962 year in review; Corning Glass Co. events listed

[Trade Journal]

Publication: American Glass Review Glass Factory Directory Issue

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
p. 8,10-11,13-16, col. 1

News Highlights of 1962


...a month-by-month review of happenings

in the American glass industry during

1962, as recorded in the pages of



Corning Glass Works, Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company, and Owens-Illinois Glass Company joins 20 industrial firms to underwrite a three-year research program ar Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio.


Dr. August A. Erickson appointed senior research associate in the Research and Development Division of Corning Glass.

Dr. Eugene Sullivan, founder of the Corning Glass Works research laboratories dies in Corning, New York. Dr. Sullivan developed the heat-resistant borsilicate [sic] borosilicate glass, trademarked Pyrex, in association with the late Dr. William C Taylor



Corning Glass Works develops a chemical tempering process capable of making glass as much as five times stronger than ever before possible under practical conditions. The process, called Chemcor, is the result of five years of research. It is basically a broad system of different chemical strengthening treatments applied to several special glass compositions that react to these treatments.

Corning Glass Works sponsors two-hour telecast of first concert in the new Philharmonic Hall in New York Ciry. Formal opening of the new building, part of the planned Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, draws many favorable comments in the press for its attractive glass facade.

In recognition of his research on Pyroceram glass-ceramics, Dr. S. Donald Stookey, Corning Glass works research scientist, is awarded the 1962 John Price Wetherill Medal of the Franklin Institute.


Corning Glass Works acquires a substantial interest in Signetics Corporation, manufacturer of integrated circuits.


Keywords:Corning Glass Works
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:July 4, 2012 by: Bob Stahr;