Sumitomo Chemical to show printed OLEDs at Light + Building

April 04, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
A surprise exhibitor announced its first-time participation at the Light+Building trade fair in Frankfurt, later this month. At its booth, the company will present its Polymer OLED (PLED) lighting technology., produced almost exclusively in printing technology.

Displayed at the booth will be large-scale lighting panels of about 10 centimeters square each, illuminating in sixty different colors, that are produced by coating everything except for the electrodes by means of printing technology. Sumitomo Chemical is said to be the first company to have produced successfully the large-scale lighting panels with the printing method in as many as sixty different colors.

In addition to OLED lighting capable of generating natural light that is soft and gentle on the eyes, polymer OLED lighting offers its unique advantage of producing a countless number of color shades as well as lessening an environmental impact that can be realized by the simplified manufacturing process, making it the perfect next-generation lighting technology.

Leading-edge OLED technology and the Japanese traditional culture of harmonious colors coming into play- Sumitomo Chemical's polymer OLED lighting brings together the time-honored cultural heritage and the world-class technological excellence, in both of which Japan takes pride.

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