Lotus Glass is a substrate, a thin layer that exists between the LCD of the device, and the cover glass, such as Gorilla Glass. It is key in touchscreen manufacture because it is a type of connective tissue in the screen’s operation. Circuits are placed on the substrate to help control the pixels that appear on the screen, and the process to get said circuits imprinted is one that requires a large amount of temperature change. Namely, high heat and intense cooling. These polar opposites in climate place strain on the substrate, and if not monitored and balanced, can cause it to warp and disfigure. This is where Lotus Glass comes in to save the day. Corning has engineered its newest offering to withstand high amounts of heat, exactly how much is not known, but enough so that manufacturers could have some extra protection when producing touchscreens. The cost of the Lotus Glass could outweigh the waste that inevitably comes when substrates succumb to the temperature stresses placed on them.