LG Electronics has withdrawn from the smartphone business, but is still very successful in all other areas. LG Chem has now announced that it has developed a new foldable display material that makes screen covers hard as glass but flexible as plastic.
The technologies used in this process improve both the durability and strength of any foldable panel as such phones become more widespread.
The official name of the panel is "Real Folding Window". Specially developed coating materials are applied to the transparent PET film (a thermoplastic polymer resin). With just a few microns of the new material on either side of the film, display manufacturers can create a thin, plastic-like, heat-resistant panel that offers better durability.
And not only that: LG Chem claims that each panel can withstand 200,000 folds and enables wrinkle-free displays. In addition, screens can be folded inwards as well as outwards with the new material.
According to Chang Do Ki, VP and Division Leader of Advanced Materials, the Real Folding Window is a step in solving the problems customers are finding with today's foldable displays. The new technology will initially be used in cell phones and later in laptops and tablets.
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