China's Northwestern Polytechnical University has showcased their newly developed flexible electronic display that is as thin as an A4 sheet of paper.
The team was demonstrating the technology at the 17th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, Guangxi on November 29, and it is also being used for bendable curved lighting devices, according to chinanews.com.
The flexible display can be bent at will, is lightweight and does not generate heat, according to the report.
The university also demonstrated the transparent TV technology on the expo floor.
In recent years, the Northwestern Polytechnic University's Institute of Flexible Electronics has established the direction of flexible organic optoelectronic materials and devices.
Flexible electronics is a general term for a technology that puts organic and inorganic materials and electronic devices on a flexible and ductile substrate.
Flexible OLED, the display panel used in folding screen cell phones, is an application of flexible electronics in the cell phone industry.
Unlike traditional cell phones, the flexible OLED screen for folding cell phone applications uses flexible polymer as the substrate, which not only can be folded, but also the screen is not easy to break.
The flexible OLED screen is fully capable of folding at any angle of 360 degrees, but the cell phone not only has a screen, there are also drive circuits and batteries, etc. This part of the electronic components have not yet achieved flexibility.