Project cyFLEX aims to deliver OLED-based luminescent smart-packaging

September 11, 2013 //By Julien Happich
Project cyFLEX aims to deliver OLED-based luminescent smart-packaging
Cynora and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have jointly launched Project cyFLEX, aiming to develop thin and flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) as a basis for flexible and luminescent surfaces which could make attractive packaging and advertising applications.

The purpose of the cyFLEX joint project is to develop viable OLED materials for mass-market applications that can be integrated into luminescent packaging for all types of products.

Readily available source materials, such as copper, and new, efficient OLED manufacturing processes will help get luminescent packaging to market soon. The consortium formed by the German enterprise cynora GmbH and the Light Technology Institute at KIT will cover the value chain from material development all the way to the finished component. The project will explore ways of adapting OLED materials for efficient printing and coating processes as well as optimizing the manufacturing process for OLED components.

Working closely together with the leading-edge cluster Forum Organic Electronics, the plan is to complete a small volume production run of printed flexible OLED film at InnovationLab GmbH (iL), a regional research and knowledge transfer platform.

The project will draw on the cluster’s expertise in the field of printed organic electronics to successfully combine material and process development in one application.

cyFLEX will run with a timeline of two years and a budget of 619 000 EUR given to cynora GmbH, from which 309 000 EUR is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF – Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung).

Visit cynora GmbH at www.cynora.com


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