Corning Introduces New Line of Reusable Plastic Laboratory Products

Complements PYREX® Liquid Handling and Volumetric Offerings, Provides Expanded Product Portfolio to Customers Worldwide

CORNING, N.Y., March 21, 2011 -- Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced a new line of reusable plastic liquid-handling products and volumetric ware. Corning® Reusable Plastic Ware products complement the existing line of PYREX® glassware, providing customers with a broader portfolio of safe, cost-effective alternatives for their laboratories.

“Across applications and geographies, established standard operating procedures and regulations require researchers to use specified materials for certain applications,” said Jim Babashak, senior product manager, Corning Life Sciences. “With the addition of our new reusable plastic beakers, graduated cylinders, and volumetric flasks, we are now able to offer our customers a product that meets their procedural requirements, whether that be plastic, glass, or a combination of both.”

The new Corning Reusable Plastic Ware products include:

  • Beakers available in polypropylene (PP) and perfluoroalkoxy-copolymer (PFA)
  • Beakers with handles in PP
  • Graduated cylinders available in PP
  • Volumetric flasks in PP, PFA, and polymethylpentene (PMP)

Corning Life Sciences continually brings new and innovative laboratory technologies to researchers worldwide and helps customers succeed by providing innovative, high-quality products and services in the areas of Life Sciences and chemistry, surface modification, and characterization science.

Corning Reusable Plastic Ware is available now. To learn more about the beakers, volumetric flasks and graduated cylinders or to order any Corning Life Sciences products, please contact a customer service representative at 1-800-492-1110, toll free in the United States, (+1) 1-978-442-2200 internationally, or visit

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Corning Incorporated ( is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 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.

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