We recently traveled to San Francisco and New York and gave members of the media the chance to touch (and bend) our ultra-thin glass. Rüdiger Sprengard, SCHOTT’s business development director of ultra-thin glass, and Eric Urruti, the head of Research and Technology Development at SCHOTT North America, displayed the ultra-thin glass portfolio and detailed the technologies it could improve, such as smartphones, bio-sensors, batteries, semiconductors, and OLED displays.
First, we met with CNET’s Sean Hollister, whose dream of a rollable laptop and phone could be fulfilled with ultra-thin glass. While we were in San Francisco, we also talked with Katherine Bourzac from MIT Technology Review. After holding a sheet of this thin glass, Bourzac detailed SCHOTT’s new method of producing and strengthening the glass. Mic.com, GineersNow, and Idea Connection picked up our ultra-thin glass story, too. Then we traveled to CNN headquarters in New York City. CNN’s Samuel Burke shows us how bendable and strong our ultra-thin glass is, and why it could be used in wearables and rollable technology in the future.