03 Dec '12, 6am

DNP Aims to Replace Smartphone Glass Cover With Plastic -- Tech-On!

DNP Aims to Replace Smartphone Glass Cover With Plastic Dec 3, 2012 12:56 Shinya Saeki, Nikkei Electronics The plastic cover sheet developed by DNP It has a high flexibility. Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) Co Ltd developed a plastic cover sheet whose pencil hardness is as high as 9H. The sheet is expected to replace chemically-strengthened cover glasses used for the display parts of smartphones, tablet computers, etc. DNP plans to start sample shipment in December 2012 and volume production in the first half of fiscal 2013, aiming to achieve sales of ¥10 billion (approx US$121 million) in fiscal 2014. The cover sheet is made by forming a fingerprint-proof hard coat material on the surface of a plastic sheet substrate and a printable hard coat material on the back of the substrate. This time, DNP developed its own hard coat materials to realize a high hardness and a high flexibi...

Full article: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20121203/254...

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