LG Chem has unveiled a new material for flexible displays called the Real Folding Window.
It is a flexible panel designed for folding devices, which should solve the main problems of existing models – strength and folds at bending points. The technologies used to design the Real Folding Window improve both the durability and strength of any folding panel.
Specially designed coating materials are applied to a transparent PET (thermoplastic polymer resin) film. By using just a few micrometers of the new material on both sides of the sheet, display manufacturers will be able to create a thin, heat-resistant plastic-like panel that will provide better durability.
LG claims that the display is as hard as glass and flexible as plastic. It can withstand 200 thousand folds and allows you to fold the gadget with the screen inward or outward. In this case, there will be no folds at the bending points.
According to Chang Do Ki, Vice President and Head of Advanced Materials, Real Folding Window is a step towards solving the problems customers are facing today in folding products (folds and durability). The new technology will first appear on mobile phones and later on laptops and tablets.