Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Corning shows slim and flexible Willow Glass

updated 02:51 pm EDT, Mon June 4, 2012

Corning does not reveal hardware partners for its latest Willow Glass product

Corning, which makes Gorilla Glass found in many portable electronics such as smartphones, tablets, and notebooks, has now introduced a new product called Willow Glass. It's promised to be very thin and flexible, allowing future gadgets to be wrapped completely in it, Corning said. Willow Glass will support thinner backplanes and color filters for OLED and LCD screens and enable the production of curved screens as well.

The material can be produced like newsprint, on a "roll-to-roll" process that hasn't been possible before and at temperatures of up to 500 degrees Celsius, the company said. It may even be as thin as 100 microns, or about the same as a piece of paper.

Corning is now providing samples of the new product to devicemakers, but doesn't name them. It's also said to be working with research institutions and equipment makers to develop an optimized design process. The company is also exploring use of the product and associated technology in lights and solar cells.






By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bringin ...

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this y ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News