Foldable smartphones, tablets and screens are finally becoming a reality. Now there is a need for robust conductive materials in touch displays so that the new technology will function reliably.
For a display to be foldable at all, each of its components must be robust and flexible. With the fundamental shift from glass to plastic in displays, the main challenge is to employ materials that are necessary for foldable displays.
The new Clevios HY E from Heraeus Electronic Chemicals is a hybrid material consisting of silver nanowires for higher conductivity and conductive PEDOT polymers as a flexible binding agent that allows for a smaller bending radius.