Asahi Glass succeeds in rolling world’s thinnest float glass into a 1,150 mm wide and 100 m long roll

Asahi Glass has successfully rolled ultra-thin sheet glass SPOOL into a roll 1,150 mm wide and 100 m long. At 0.05 mm thick, it is the world’s thinnest glass manufactured using the float process. SPOOL ultra-thin sheet glass is very thin, lightweight, and flexible, and has excellent features unique to glass materials, including transparency, heat resistance, chemical resistance, gas barrier properties, and electrical insulation.

AGC_SpoolSPOOL has great potential for cutting-edge applications such as flexible displays, organic EL lighting, and touch panels. Thanks to AGC’s unique technique to roll ultra-thin glass, SPOOL has become compatible with the roll-to-roll production process, which is currently under development by customers. In addition, AGC is also promoting its carrier glass technology that enables ultra-thin sheet glass to be processed without a customer having to change its production lines.

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