Willow Glass: Ultra-Thin Glass Can ‘Wrap’ Around Devices
The new glass could be both for rigid and flexible displays
A new type of flexible ultra-thin glass has been unveiled by the firm that developed Gorilla Glass, currently used to make screens of many mobile devices.
Dubbed Willow Glass, the product can be “wrapped” around a device, said the New York-based developer Corning.
The glass was showcased at the Society for Information Display’s Display Week, an industry trade show in Boston.
Besides smartphones, it could also be used for displays that are not flat, the company said.
But until such “conformable” screens appear on the market, the glass could be used for mobile devices that are constantly becoming slimmer.