Konica Minolta reveals flexible OLED lighting panel production plans

Business news |
By eeNews Europe

Plant construction will be complete in the summer of 2014 with mass production scheduled to start in the autumn of 2014.

The plant at Konica Minolta’s Kofu Site (Chuo-shi, Yamanashi Prefecture in Japan) will introduce a high-productivity roll-to-roll manufacturing method for the world’s first mass production of plastic substrate flexible OLED lighting panels with white color and color tunable functions.

The plant’s capacity will be approximately one million panels per month.

In 2011 Konica Minolta commercialized OLED lighting panels using all phosphorescent emitters for the first time in the world. In 2013 the company exhibited at trade shows its paper-thin and light-weight plastic substrate flexible OLED lighting panels and low-resistance transparent conductive film. So far in 2014, Konica Minolta announced OLED lighting panels with the world’s first color tunable function and the world’s thinnest form factor among flexible type, and a white-light OLED lighting panel with the world’s highest efficacy.

Konica Minolta’s 5g white OLED lighting panels will have external dimensions of 150 × 60 mm with a thickness of 0.35 mm. The 0.6g color tunable panels will have external dimensions of 50 × 30 mm with a thickness of 0.29 mm.  Both panels feature a radius of curvature of 10 mm.

Related articles and links:

News articles:

Roll-up digital screens near reality for all

World’s most efficient OLED lighting panel delivers 131-lm/W

cluster FLEET aims to commercialize flexible OLED encapsulation

€11.2-million European project to take flexible OLEDs from lab to fab


Linked Articles
eeNews Europe