The Electronic Paper Display (EPD) has been made available by various manufacturers and is now used in several devices around the world. Now LG Display has officially announced their revolutionary plastic Electronic Paper Display. The plastic EPD will have a 6-inch XGA display with a native resolution of 1024 x 768.
This will be the world's first plastic Electronic Paper Display and after successfully mass producing the displays, LG is looking forward to use this technology in developing flexible plastic OLED displays. The new EPD will resemble a paper reading experience for its readers as the display will have a flexible design with a bending capability of 40 degrees from its centre. Overall hardware specifications suggests that it is of 0.7mm thickness weighing at just 14 grams.
It has been reported that conventional EPD (which are generally made of glass) have a tendency to be damaged once it is hit or has been accidently dropped. But the new paper Display from LG has been put through several tests including dropping the unit from an average user reading height of 1.5 meters to hitting it with a hammer to ensure that the display stays intact under such conditions.
The plastic EPD will have several benefits like reduction in eye fatigue and less power consumption compared to conventional glass EPDs and other portable reading devices. The plastic EPDs have an unique manufacturing process which is similar to LCD production with high temperatures of over 350 degrees resulting in more durability of the device. ODMs in China will be receiving the plastic EPD for making the final products which are expected to be available by next month in Europe.