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Corning: Flexible glass still three years away

Posted on Friday, March 01 2013 @ 15:23:47 CET by

Speaking to Bloomberg, Corning revealed that it will probably take at least three years before manufacturers will start making devices with flexible displays using Corning's new Willow material. James Clappin, president of Corning Glass Technologies, revealed the Willow glass should be used in some simple products this year, examples may include a flexible barrier for solar panels or as a thin film behind some touch panels, but companies are yet to come up with products that can take full advantage of Willow glass.
Companies are yet to come up with products that can take full advantage of Willow glass, which can be made in a roll similar to newsprint, James Clappin, president of Corning Glass Technologies, said in an interview in Beijing yesterday. The product will let companies make curved or flexible displays.

“People are not accustomed to glass you roll up,” Clappin said after an event marking the opening an $800 million factory for liquid-crystal-display glass. “The ability of people to take it and use it to make a product is limited.”
Here's a video from CES that shows off the capabilities of Corning's Willow Glass:



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