Corning Working on Flexible Version of Gorilla Glass
Corning, manufacturers of Gorilla Glass, have recently revealed the existence of Willow Glass -- a thinner and highly flexible version of Gorilla Glass. This new type of glass paves the way for smart devices with curved displays, or wearable devices with flexible displays (like smart watches).
According to Corning, Willow Glass is also able to withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees Celsius, which makes gives electronics manufacturers the option of putting the glass through processes that regular polymer films are unable to withstand. An example would be the roll-to-roll process depicted in the embedded video, which is necessary for more cost effecting manufacturing processes.
It will support thinner backplanes and color filters for both organic light emitting diodes (OLED) and liquid crystal displays (LCD) in high-performance, portable devices such as smartphones, tablets, and notebook computers. This new, ultra-slim flexible glass will also help develop conformable (curved) displays for immersive viewing or mounting on non-flat surfaces.