Asahi Glass Co. Ltd. (AGC) recently announced it has developed the world’s thinnest soda-lime glass substrate for touchscreens, measuring just 0.28 mm. Mass production using the float process began this month, and AGC expects annual sales to exceed ¥10 billion yen (~ $120 million) in 2013.
Glass touchscreens in smart phones and tablets comprise a tough cover material and an underlying layer of substrate material embedded with electrodes. Soda-lime glass is an ideal substrate material for touchscreens because it maintains form when subjected to heat, resists discoloring due to ultraviolet radiation, accepts chemical strengthening and is easily processed.
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