Displays that are flexible and paper thin at the same time?! What might still seem like science fiction will be a major topic at the SID Display Week 2013 that currently takes place in Vancouver in Canada.
Flexible OLED from Fraunhofer COMEDD encapsulated on both sides with high barrier films of Fraunhofer POLO.
High manufacturing cost and a short lifetime are still a major obstacle on the path towards commercial breakthrough of large-area and flexible OLED displays, roll-up e-paper and/or flexible luminous wallpaper. One reason for the high cost is the lack of cost-efficient and reliably large-area processes for flexible encapsulation of such devices.
But now, - at the SID Display Week - the Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology in Dresden presents a cost-effective roll-to-roll process to deposit ultra-high-barrier and display-adapted functional layers, which will make flexible components longer-living, more durable and cost-effective.
Winterbergstraße 28 | 01277 Dresden | Gemany |
Annett Arnold | Fraunhofer-Institut
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