It wasn’t so long ago when we were all used to tapping into tiny keyboards on our phones or using an even smaller stylus with our Palm Pilot. In 2007, the iphone changed everything. What we now take for granted was actually an enormous revolution in how we interact with our phones. That same touch technology has now become a part of our society and we expect everything to be multi touch and function flawlessly.
Although it’s something that we use daily, few of us understand the technology behind touchscreen displays and the important role that glass plays in it. There are a few different types of touch screen glass technology, but they all are built using various coatings applied to glass layers.
Consumers have made it clear that they prefer the thinnest and lightest phones available and most would be surprised that their phones are actually made up of 4 thin sheets of glass stacked on top of each other. When you consider that there are over 1.5 billion smartphones in the world, that’s a lot of glass!
The demand for touch screens has created a new industry segment of glass manufacturers who specialize solely on producing the different types of glass needed for touch screen displays. Wakefield Equipment specializes in providing glass handling equipment to glass manufacturers to help increase their productivity, reduce waste and streamline their glass manufacturing processes.
Contact Wakefield Equipment to learn more about any of Wakefield’s glass and window equipment or to get a custom quote for your unique needs.