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DNP says its durable, flexible plastic is better than Gorilla Glass

By Matthew
Dec 6, 2012
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  1. Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) has announced a new type of durable plastic sheet that the company believes will replace the chemically-hardened glass panels currently used by smartphones and tablets. With a pencil hardness of up to 9H, the new plastic...

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  2. Kneep

    Kneep TS Rookie Posts: 40

    This looks promising, specially being finger print proof, this should push Corning to produce Gorilla Glass into the construction market now, I'd like hard to break glass in the home, safer for kids when it comes to sliding glass doors as well
    avoidz likes this.
  3. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 310   +62

    Sounds pretty epic if you ask me
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  4. If I were the CEO of apple, I will use this to replace the aluminum unibody used in iphone 5.. so, the iPhone next gen could be thinner, lighter, and more durable(scratch resistant like iPhone 4S and drop-proof than iPhone 5) :D
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,794   +541

    No more solid products - huh? :)
  6. I wish my Galaxy S3 had a plastic screen. The first and only time I dropped it it broke. It fell from almost 4 feet and landed on its face. The bottom portion near the button shattered, the screen itself went black. I then had it checked out and I was told they could not fix it.

    They should also allow you to attach a little rope to put your hand through like you can with a camera. I'm now back using my old Galaxy S2 which oddly enough is not gorilla glass yet it has sustained at least fifteen, maybe even twenty drops. It only has some minor scratches. :/
  7. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,794   +541

    No can do, patented by Apple, called iLeash.
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  8. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,068   +704

    If you read the article on Gorilla Glass in Wired a couple months back, they talked about how it was actually invented something like 30 years ago. They couldn't find a good use for it though. They wanted to make windshields out of it, but extra hard windshields aren't good if you fly into one in a crash. They ended up shelving the stuff until smartphones came along.
  9. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Addict Posts: 526   +144

    True... It would almost be like hitting a brick wall (and I would personally want broken glass and a few cuts than a broken body)...
  10. avoidz

    avoidz TS Maniac Posts: 454   +54

    Very nice. Good to lose some weight from mobile, laptop and tablet screens.
  11. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 134   +27

    I can't get my gorilla to use a glass, always gets Jack Daniels all over his fur.
     
  12. avoidz

    avoidz TS Maniac Posts: 454   +54

    Just drink from the bottle then.
  13. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 134   +27

    I do, it's the damn gorilla that's the problem...
  14. avoidz

    avoidz TS Maniac Posts: 454   +54

    Monkey see, monkey do.


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