Smartphones have become an indispensable part of daily life. In the near future they will transform into a wearable device around our wrists – all thanks to ultra-thin glass.
Flexible, bendable glass is reality — and more flexible than the limits of your imagination. With thicknesses below 100 micrometers, SCHOTT is creating a new generation of ultra-thin glasses that are ideally suited for integration into all kinds of devices, thanks to their ability to be flexible or chemically toughened, or both. In this way, SCHOTT is paving the way for unprecedented device designs – be it as foldable displays, components in mobile cameras or a completely new product groups: ultra-thin glass is what makes innovations in the area of consumer electronics possible in the first place.
The smallest bending radii that make ultra-thin glass beyond the 100 micrometer mark possible are particularly breathtaking. For example, the embedded video shows a flexible SCHOTT glass of the latest generation that is bent to a bending radius below 2.5 millimeters.
We are certain that there is even more to it. Not least thanks to the glass-making heroes at SCHOTT who reinvent our beloved material glass every day. Building on a company history of over 135 years, which is still part of our DNA today.