Corning Gets Flexible With New Willow Glass
Corning is the mastermind behind Gorilla Glass, the durable, scratch-resistant glass found on select mobile devices such as the LG Viper 4G LTE and the Dell XPS 13. But Willow Glass, the company’s newest invention, promises to change everything. The super-slim, flexible glass is capable of wrapping around objects and can be processed at up to 500 degrees Celsius. Willow Glass, according to the company, can be made as thin as 100 microns for maximum touch screen sensitivity while retaining the toughness and resistance to scratches that mobile devices need.
Since many believe flexible gadgets are just around the bend (no pun intended), we’re excited about this development. But it is probably more likely to point toward an increase in rounded edges in smartphones and tablets. Reportedly, this technology might also find its way into solar panels and other industrial uses. We just can’t wait to see it in our hands.
For more information, see the company’s press release.
Corning Launches Ultra-Slim Flexible Glass
Corning® Willow™ Glass will help enable new, thinner applications
and could revolutionize display manufacturing