Major consumer electronics companies around the world are trying to develop flexible plastic panels to replace the glass used in screens for computers and mobile phones.
At a small factory near Shanghai, Chinese-Canadian plastics entrepreneur Wayne Song believes he’s closing in on commercializing technology to use biocomposites to make such a display, by mixing nano-scale natural fibers with polycarbonate and other optical-grade plastics.
Tags: plant fibers, including aloe, crab shells, wood, WPC industry, prototype, bio-based fibers
Arizona State University
Asahi Glass Co.
Corning Display Technologies
FutureSoft Materials Inc.
Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd.
University of Toronto, Kanada