Japanese glass manufacturer Nippon Electric Glass recently unveiled its latest creation, a type of glass that is transparent enough that you actually might think there is nothing there in front of your naked eye.
The glass substrate, dubbed as the “invisible glass” was recently announced and exhibited at the FPD International convention in Yokohoma, Japan.
What makes the so called “invisible glass” achieve near-invisibility is that it does not reflect light, thus reducing glare. The ordinary type of glass reflects about 8 percent of light while the remaining 92 percent passes directly through the glass itself.
The glass constructed by Nippon is designed to have over 30 layers of specially made film on each of its sides measuring in sheer nanometers. Nippon’s Invisible Glass was able to pass 99.5 percent of light and only 0.5 percent is reflected, making it achieve the invisible look.
Although there are still no reports on when the Invisible Glass will be made available for consumers, it is likely that when the product is released, we could expect to see great changes when it comes to technological advancement. The Invisible Glass would redefine the industry, as it could be used on many technological devices such as computer monitors, tablets, mobile phones, laptops, and the like. Many equipment manufacturers would want to adopt anti-glare technology, especially those that produce devices that heavily rely on the use of glass in their design.