With a bend radius that can go below 30 millimeters, organic LCDs can already satisfy the market needs for new use cases, for example in automotive applications, where bright, reliable, conformable and shapeable displays are required. By combining FlexEnable’s high-performance organic thin-film transistors with Merck’s polymer wall LC technology, organic LCDs can be curved around even more complex surfaces and shapes. Organic LCDs can be manufactured on conventional production lines.
“The production of free-form and flexible LC displays on plastic substrates will open up an entire new range of applications and opportunities in the display market,” said Mark Verrall, head of R&D in the Display Materials business unit of Merck.
Chuck Milligan, CEO of FlexEnable, will give a presentation on conformable organic LCDs for automotive applications at the Automotive Display Conference during SID Display Week, May 21-26, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA.