LG develops ‘industry-first’ stretchable display

LG has pushed the limits of flexibility with a new flexible display that can be stretched up to 20 percent of its length without distorting the image.

The display, which was developed by LG Display, the display arm of the South Korean company, is composed of a substrate made of the same kind of material used in soft contact lenses.

In a news release, LG Display said the stretchable display was “the industry’s first to achieve 20 percent stretchability, a resolution of 100ppi, and full-color RGB.”

LG Display said that the 12-inch micro-LED display can be pulled, folded and twisted without distorting the high-resolution image.

According to LG Display, the display could be used on curved surfaces such as as skin and clothing and could be used in various industries including fashion, wearables, mobility and gaming.

The company said the stretchable display was the result of a large-scale R&D project in South Korea that LG Display was selected to lead by South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) in 2020.

The company worked alongside twenty organizations in South Korea’s industrial-academic sector in the development of the technology.

“We will successfully complete this project to enhance the competitiveness of Korean display technology while continuing to lead the industry’s paradigm shift,” said Soo-young Yoon, executive vice president and CTO at LG Display.