Corning unveils flexible Willow Glass

By Sam Kieldsen on Jun 5, 2012 7:14 AM
Filed under Hardware

Skinny enough to wrap around devices.

Corning, the company behind the supremely tough Gorilla Glass used in the screens of the iPhone 4S, Nokia Lumia 900 and more, has unveiled its latest piece of transparent tech: Willow Glass.

Willow Glass can be made as thin as 100 microns – as skinny as a piece of paper – and is flexible enough to be “wrapped” around a device. It’s designed with touchscreen use in mind, and is now being sent to customers for evaluation. 

“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, in a statement.

“Currently manufacturing in a sheet-to-sheet process, we expect Corning Willow Glass to eventually allow customers to switch to high-throughput, efficient roll-to-roll processing, a long-awaited industry milestone.”

It is expected to go into full scale production later this year.

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