Country for PR: Japan
Contributor: Kyodo News JBN
Thursday, September 10 2020 - 16:00
AGC's Curved Large Cover Glass for Car-mounted Displays Used in New 2021 Cadillac Escalade
TOKYO, Sept. 10, 2020 /Kyodo JBN, AsiaNet/ --

- World's First Adoption for In-vehicle Curved P-OLED Display -

AGC Inc., based in Tokyo, has announced that its curved large cover glass for 
car-mounted displays has been used in Cadillac's Luxury SUV, the new 2021 
Escalade model.

AGC's product comprises Dragontrail (TM), a type of specialty glass highly 
receptive to chemical strengthening that has been enhanced with chemical 
reinforcement treatment, optical thin coating, decorative printing, and curved 
shaping. It has been used as the protective surface glass for the industry's 
first curved P-OLED (Plastic OLED) display supplied by LG Electronics and LG 
Display, LG's display maker which started mass production of P-OLED earlier 
this year.




The new 2021 Cadillac Escalade features the first-ever curved OLED display in a 
mass-production vehicle. This innovatively designed display comprises three 
separate screens, which show various kinds of information for drivers such as 
meter cluster information, navigation content, and infotainment. Also, two 
pieces of AGC's curved cover glass for car-mounted displays help to integrate 
these three screens as a one-piece 38-inch huge display system, and dedicated 
to the high-quality and advanced interior design for the new Cadillac Escalade.

Due to AGC's unique design and evaluation process, its curved cover glass for 
car-mounted displays ensures the level of safety expected from an in-vehicle 
material, and also realizes its maximum glass strength and shape stability for 
a long period with low load stress for both the display panel and glass itself 
by being molded under a unique bending process. Furthermore, it plays a key 
role in improving both the high level of viewing clarity and non-stress 
usability of touch function through proprietary coating and decorative printing 
technologies covered by multiple patents.

Under its "AGC plus" management policy, the AGC Group has made a commitment to 
create products that add various pluses for stakeholders. Pluses for society 
include "safety," "security" and "comfort," while pluses for customers include 
"new value" and "functionality." As a leading company with top market share of 
car-mounted display cover glass, AGC is dedicated to pursuing technological 
innovations that allow it to continue providing products that add new value and 
exceed customers' expectations. 

Source: AGC Inc.