Corning unveils flexible ultra-slim Willow Glass

Corning, the company behind Gorilla Glass and the newer Gorilla Glass 2, yesterday announced Willow Glass, an ultra-slim flexible glass. Just how thin is it? About 100 microns thick or about the thickness of a sheet of copy paper. Combined with its flexibility, Willow Glass to be “wrapped” around a device or structure and could “revolutionize the shape and form of next-generation consumer electronic technologies.”

“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 GlassCorning Willow Glass promises to support thinner backplanes and color filters for both organic light emitting diodes (OLED) and liquid crystal displays (LCD). It can also withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees Celsius.

Samples of Willow Glass have already been shipped to customers developing new display and touch applications.

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