Advancements Offer Higher Efficiency, Longer Life, and More Flexibility to OLED, LCD and Flexible Display Applications
DuPont today announced that it will present its newest breakthroughs in electronic display technologies at the Society for Information Display’s (SID) Display Week 2010, to be held May 23-28, 2010, in Seattle, Wash. DuPont will unveil its new technological developments all designed to support the growing electronic display industry, and many will be demonstrated for the first time in public at the exhibition.
The demonstrations will include commercial-ready, high-efficiency organic light emitting diode (OLED) display materials and related low-cost process technologies; new optical bonding adhesives for more rugged, longer life displays; novel stabilized polyester films optimized for touch screen devices; and film technologies for use in color e-paper applications.
“With the ever-changing technology advancements in display applications, our customers depend upon us to deliver sustainable solutions that improve display performance, reduce costs and enable next-generation breakthroughs across a broad range of technologies,” said William F. Feehery, Global Business Director, DuPont Electronics and Communications. “By closely tailoring its materials and processes to work together, DuPont helps provide cost-effective high-performance solutions designed to overcome industry challenges.”
DuPont will highlight its advances in:
OLED Materials and Technologies
The benefits of new DuPont solution-based Gen 3 OLED materials, which pave the way for lower-cost, longer-life, solution-process OLED displays while meeting or exceeding the performance of current vapor-deposited materials, will be showcased. Various formats of active matrix OLED displays will be showcased in the booth, with resolutions from 55ppi to 128ppi. With printed lifetimes up to five times better than just two years ago, these new materials will allow solution-processed OLEDs to be used in mobile displays and also will facilitate the penetration of the television and general lighting markets at a lower cost than today’s evaporated OLED technology.
In addition, DuPont will exhibit solution-processed OLED lighting panels in its booth for the first time. OLED lighting is a burgeoning area for the development of longer-lasting, more sustainable lighting applications. The panels will demonstrate DuPont’s focus on developing low-cost solution processing methods that will facilitate the widespread adoption of OLED lighting.
Display Durability Enhancement Technologies
Also being showcased at the DuPont booth is the new DBA2000 family of DuPont™ Vertak® optical bonding adhesives. The new DuPont™ Vertak® bonding adhesives address customer needs to meet the ever-increasing performance requirements of today’s Liquid-Crystal Displays (LCDs) and can be used in a broad range of glass and plastic substrates, while supporting all touch sensor technologies. The DuPont™ Vertak® technology provides increased value to customers by improving sunlight readability up to 400 percent and impact and scratch resistance up to 300 percent, useful in a variety of applications including outdoor products, hand-held devices and touch-screen technology.
DuPont Teijin Films, a 50-50 global joint-venture between DuPont and Teijin, and the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance polyethylene terephthalate (PET) films for LCDs and PDPs and polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) films for flexible electronics and displays, will demonstrate its newest range of products, including:
- Melinex® ST™ thin, stabilized polyester film for touch screen technologies.
- Adhesive-coated PET and PEN films for mount/demount applications where a carrier is used for processing.
- Planarized PET and PEN films now available commercially for flexible displays and thin-film products.
- Heat-stabilized optical-grade PEN films now being widely adopted in the emerging flexible displays industry.
DuPont is also expanding its offering of integrated solutions for both current and emerging Wafer Level Packaging (WLP) requirements and will be highlighting its new DuPont™ PerMX™ 3000 dry film for reflective display technology. PerMX™ 3000 is being used to create dye reservoirs for the electro-wetting process for the next generation of e-paper color devices, offering manufacturers higher yields, increased reliability and lower cost of ownership.
In addition to participating in the exhibition at SID, DuPont representatives will participate in Display Week 2010’s Business Conference roundtable discussion on emerging technologies and will deliver two key technical presentations. For more information on the DuPont display technologies that will be featured at the event, please visit booth #741, or learn more about what we’re featuring online at http://displays.dupont.com/sid.
DuPont puts science to work to develop innovative and sustainable solutions that improve display performance, reduce costs and enable next-generation breakthroughs across a broad range of technologies, including liquid crystal displays (LCDs), organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays, plasma display panels (PDPs) and films. Leveraging DuPont material science expertise and its culture of innovation, DuPont develops advanced materials and combines them with DuPont precision patterning technologies and other processing expertise in a systems approach to display technology. By closely tailoring its materials and processes to work together, DuPont provides cost-effective, high-performance solutions designed to overcome industry challenges.
DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in approximately 80 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.