LG uncovers pliable plastic EPDs for e book readers

LG plastic EPD ebook reader

For turning dreams into reality, LG has taken a step forward to transform and modernize the e-book market. The world’s first plastic EPD otherwise known as electronic paper display are being produced on a large scale which are all set to wobble the e-book sector and its bibliophiles. LG Display is the first that has come up with such an endeavor and has ushered a newfangled revolution in the realm of e-book readers. All products after completion are to be released in Europe and are to be supplied for the ODM companies in China.

The EPD consists of a slim plastic substrate measuring 0.7mm. It uses e-ink and has a XGA resolution (1024 *768). It sports a flexible design that is built in such a manner that it can bend in the range of some 40 degrees that from the centre of the screen. It is very light weight, weighing only 14 grams which is half of the glass versions that are being currently used. EPD has passed through the repeated severe drop tests that were performed. Even if it is dropped from 1.5 meters above the ground, it is not damaged unlike the previous ones and the screen remains free from scratches or breaks and hence is claimed to be super durable and quite robust.

The technique used in the production of plastic EPD was the utilization of high TFT process. It is generally used in the manufacturing of LCD which can generate temperatures above 350 degrees. And that explains the reason of its stronger durability even in very high temperatures. It has topped the ante in terms of sturdiness and resilience and it delivers a reading experience that is quite paper like.

The LG’s plastic EPD is so designed that it helps to lessen eye fatigue. The amount of electricity required is very less. It has become a cheaper alternative for the e-book displays that are currently used. With a 6 inch display, it is one third slimmer than those existing. As the production of EPDs has resulted in a huge success, same concepts are likely to find its place in future for developments like flexible displays and plastic OLED.