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LG introduces new foldable display tech that’s hard as glass, has no creases

LG Electronics may have gone out of the smartphone business, but it is still gaining traction in all other divisions: LG Chem announced the development of a new foldable screen material that is as durable as glass but flexible as plastic. This process improves both the durability and strength of any foldable panel as these phones become more affordable.

The panel’s official name is “True Folding Window”. A specially developed coating material is applied to a transparent PET (thermoplastic polymer resin) film.

Display makers LG Chem claim that with just a few micrometers of new material on both sides of the panel, any panel can handle 200,000 folds and provide a continuous display. According to Chang Do Kee, vice president and head of Advanced Materials, the folding window is actually a step forward in addressing the challenges customers face today. (wrinkles and firmness). mobile phones, and later laptops and tablets.

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