In South Korea, a plastic for flexible smartphones
The production of flexible electronic devices, including smartphones, partly constrained by the lack of durable but flexible materials. According to the source, the problem was to be solved by specialists of the South Korean research Institute KAIST.
They created the material has the required set of qualities. Parts of it keep their shape well, do not crack and resistant to scratches, but easily bend. The transparency of the material allows you to replace the glass. The material has a hybrid structure, consisting of particles of glass, silicone rubber and plastic.
Cover screen foldable screen is made of new material, can withstand more than 200 000 of flexion and extension radius less than 1 mm. the Hardness is 9H. Currently, scientists are improving the design with the wishes of the leading manufacturers. It is planned to develop mass production.