The companies will leverage DuPont technical leadership in solution materials for printed OLED devices with Kateeva’s exclusive YIELDjet inkjet printing platform. The goal is to enable a simpler yet highly effective process for manufacturing OLED TV displays using inkjet technology.
The DuPont and Kateeva cooperation is non-exclusive and manufacturers will not be restricted in their choice of equipment or materials through this effort.
The OLED industry is collectively working towards mass production of OLED TVs using soluble OLED materials to economically produce high-performance displays while dramatically reducing the material waste associated with current evaporative processes. Historically, device performance using soluble production has lagged.
“With Kateeva and DuPont combining their considerable expertise in inkjet printing and OLED materials, the industry is poised to take a significant step forward in achieving low cost mass production of OLED TV,” said Steven Van Slyke, CTO at Kateeva.