Wrap your display with „Willow Glass“

Corning, the inventor of the famous IPhone „Gorilla Glass“ has invented  Willow Glass, an ultra-slim flexible glass, which could revolutionize the shape and form of next-generation consumer electronics.

What makes Corning’s Willow Glass so unique is that its thinness, strength and flexibility means that displays can be ‘wrapped’ around devices or products.

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In theory, this could lead to watches or bracelets with touchscreen capability. The glass is processed at temperatures up to 500° C, which is essential for today’s high-end displays. It is also a processing condition that cannot be supported with polymer films., means that the industry can implement a ‘roll-to-roll’ process,  similar to how newsprint is produced. This is something that has previously been impossible to do until now.

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Willow Glass will also support thinner backplanes and color filters for both organic light emitting diodes (OLED) and liquid crystal displays (LCD) in high-performance, portable devices such as smartphones, tablets, and notebook computers. The glass’ natural hermetic properties also act as a seal for OLED displays and other moisture and oxygen-sensitive technologies.

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