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Folding displays are, for the most part, still in their relative infancy. Companies have shown a strong interest in adopting folding form factors, and consumers seem to be open to the idea as well—Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 recently set record preorder sales among their respective product lines. There is room for improvement, though, and LG believes it can advance the sector with a new folding display material. Developed by LG's chemical division, LG Chem (or LG Chemical), the new material incorporates a special coating to enable a folding display that is thinner than tempered glass, but more durable and resilient to cracks. It's also as flexible as plastic, LG Chem says,... Read more...
Things just went from bad to worse for General Motors and its battery partner LG Chem. The company's Chevrolet Bolt EV has been plagued with a growing number of vehicle fires (over a dozen and counting), which in some cases has resulted in the partial or complete destruction of the owners' homes. When the first fires were reported, GM issued a recall with an alleged software fix to address the battery fires. This covered Bolts from the 2017 through 2019 model years. Late last month, GM issued a second recall for those same vehicles, adding that LG Chem had identified two defects with its battery packs that were the culprit behind the fires. At the time, the defects weren't publicized, but GM... Read more...
LG Chem has developed a new battery that could be a boon for certain smartwatch manufacturers. The company this week introduced a new hexagon-shaped battery that can be used in smartwatches that feature circular case designs. Today’s wearables typically feature a square-shaped battery, which is not very space efficient when placed inside of a circular watch case. However, the hexagonal shape more closely matches the shape of a circular case, thus allowing LG Chem to improve storage capacity of its batteries by up to 25 percent. Source: LG Chem "The development will help users have four hours more for their smart watch," said LG Chem spokesman Woo Byeong-min. "LG Chem has the ability to exceed... Read more...