Corning’s new Willow glass is manufactured in such a way that allows it to reach temperatures of up to 500°C while maintaining a thickness of just 100 microns – or about that of a sheet of paper. Because of this extreme thinness Willow glass is blessed with unprecedented flexibility. This property opens opportunities for flexible display technologies. Corning states that Willow Glass performs exceptionally well with touch sensor technology.
Willow Glass will support thinner backplanes and color filters for both OLED and LCD displays, making it suitable for smartphones, tablets and notebook computers, in addition to more exotic implementations for gadgets which require a curved display.
Source: gizmag.comAdded: 6 June 2012