Corning is the firm that developed Gorilla Glass, which is currently used to make screens of many mobile phones and tablets.
Corning says that the new product, which is dubbed Willow Glass, can be “wrapped” around a device.
The glass was showcased at the Society for Information Display’s Display Week, an industry trade show in Boston.
The prototype demonstrated in Boston was as thin as a sheet of paper, and the company said that it can be made to be just 0.05mm thick – thinner than the current 0.2mm or 0.5mm displays.
Besides smartphones, it could also be used for displays that are not flat, the company said.
The material used to make Willow Glass is the result of the firm’s glassmaking process called Fusion – which melts the ingredients at 500C, and then produces a continuous sheet that can be rolled out in a mechanism similar to a traditional printing press.
In future, Willow Glass may replace the already widely-used Gorilla Glass, found on many smartphones and tablets.