Asahi Glass from Japan showcased an ultra-thin and bendable glass sheet with the potential to be used in the next generation smartphones and tablets.
The thinnest glass currently in use in the smartphones is 0.3 mm thick, three times the thickness of 0.1mm thick Asah Glass (AGC). The company showed the glass, rolled like a paper towel, at Display Week 2011, organized by the
Society for Information Display (SID) in Los Angeles, California from May 17. It is believed that the new glass will be useful in touchscreens, OLED lighting and in medical instruments.
The glass is manufactured by using a float process in which glass is floated over molten metal to create a uniform glass surface.