Plastic Logic’s colour display revolutionises smart wearables


Plastic Logic, a leader in the design and manufacture of flexible, glass-free electrophoretic displays (EPDs), has announced a new flexible 5.4in colour display that is set to revolutionise smart wearable devices.

Smart wearables, such as jewellery, have become increasingly popular among consumers over the last decade. The problem is most wearable displays are black and white – Plastic Logic is changing all that with its new full-colour display technology.

“Wearable device designers can now source innovative flexible colour display technology to incorporate into applications including smart jewellery, smart clothing and even smart health-tracking devices,” said Tim Burne, CEO, Plastic Logic. “Colour really enhances the functionality and look-and-feel of any smart wearable – in fact, it makes smart wearables even smarter.”

As well as flexibility, which is key to wearables’ design, Plastic Logic’s displays are extremely robust as well as ultrathin, lightweight and flexible, making them ideally suited for integration into wearables that need to withstand the wear-and-tear of daily usage.

“When it comes to wearable products, we’ve proved that you don’t have to trade visual appeal for functionality,” added Tim Burne. “We have already worked with several smart jewellery manufacturers, developing wearable display solutions for their innovative products. There are many more wearable applications that this technology is perfect for.”

Plastic Logic’s displays are available as engineering samples as well as in volume and can be ordered on request.

Caption: A new flexible 5.4in display is intended to bring wearables out of the dark ages (photo: Plastic Logic)

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