Extremely Thin Glass - Very flexible glass that is thinner than a human hair

€14.00

This glass has thickness of just 50 µm. Its thin profile makes the glass so flexible that it can be rolled up like a film.

What is the extremely thin glass used for:

The glass is laminated to transparent plastics to produce robust lightweight windows with a scratch-resistant glass surface. The glass can be used as an alternative to plastics for a flexible substrate for OLED lighting and displays. It can also be used to create artistic lamps and interior design products.

Details:

The flexibility allows the glass to be processed by roll-to-roll manufacturing methods. The glass has excellent gas barrier properties and chemical stability compared with plastic films. Standard thicknesses are 200 μm, 100 μm, and 50 μm. A 30 μm variant is under development.</details>

Idea:

Use glass-laminated plastic for robust windows for bus shelters, where damage is confined to only the point of impact. It can also be used to add scratch-resistance to curved products without complicated processing.

The sample:

The sample measures 8 cm x 8 cm and has a thickness of 50 µm. It can be bent to a radius of less than 50 mm. It will break if bent excessively!

All samples come with a laminated information card, which includes contact details for the supplier.