A new material could allow what gadget fans have long dreamed of: flexible touchscreen and smart phones to be rolled. The manufacturer of the iPhone already known gorilla glass has developed a flexible glass, could protect the flexible displays.
The materials manufacturer Corning has created the brand “Gorilla Glass” has become something of a standard for modern smartphones. The specially hardened material is much more scratch-be-tear-and impact-resistant than ordinary glass and, for example, is in all iPhone models built. Now push the manufacturer Corning for a new material that could be the long-held gadget dreams come true, flexible, extremely thin glass, which the manufacturer has “Willow Glass” (Glass pastures) baptized.
The new material let processing at temperatures up to 500 degrees Celsius, with Corning shares . This was necessary because processing is essential at high temperatures for today’s high-tech displays, whether of polymer films but can not be guaranteed. In a video animation demonstrating the manufacturer, as he imagines the possible production – role of the material is transported to a role as a newspaper printing plant. This type of processing would have been impossible until now.
Above all, the material should be applied to curved surfaces, such as to wrap around the screen to build, and will also allow the construction of flexible displays. Corning anticipates a use in OLED and LCD screens, especially for “portable devices such as smart phones, tablets and notebooks.”
Two months before the California-based Atmel company had introduced flexible touch screen sensors . Flexible display technology, such as flexible OLED screens already exist. In combination with a flexible material such as Corning Glass, such technologies could actually make a whole new class of devices.
Prototypes and concepts are similar devices, it’s been a while, some of Samsung and 3M.