Corning Incorporated has announced the launch of an ultra-slim flexible glass, named Willow Glass, which has the ability to be ‘wrapped’ around a device or structure.
The company is hoping that Willow Glass will help enable the production of thin, light and cost-efficient applications. It will be able to support thinner backplanes and colour filters for LCD and OLED devices such as smartphones, tablets and notebooks.
“Displays become more pervasive each day and manufacturers strive to make both portable devices and larger displays thinner. Corning Willow Glass provides the substrate performance to maintain device quality in a thin and light form factor,” said Dr Dipak Chowdhury, division vice president and Willow Glass program director.
Corning Willow Glass is produced using the company’s proprietary fusion process. Advances in fusion forming have made it possible to produce glass that is 100 microns thick – about the thickness of a sheet of copy paper.
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