LG Chem’s OLED Light Division has announced that it has finalized development of its new plastic film type flexible OLED panels. The panels are produced through new processes and technologies using plastic films which enable the panels to be lighter and truly flexible.
The truly flexible characteristics will enable unprecedented luminaire designs and even wall paper lighting, as well as new lighting applications for automotive and airplane industry.
From a technological perspective, transparent polyimide substrate enables the panel to emit light towards bottom side; a new substrate coating technology has been applied to reduce costs; and additional barrier technologies have been applied to prevent material degradation against the permeation of water vapor and oxygen.
LG Chem is aiming for the first half of 2015 to commence mass production of this new film type flexible OLED panel, which is expected to open significant opportunities for expanding the market.