David Savastano, Editor03.06.13
Flexible display technology continues to advance, bringing the possibilities of these displays ever closer to reality. At RETAILTECH JAPAN, which runs through Friday, a flexible, reflective digital signage module more than 40” in size, using organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs), is being showcased by TOPPAN Printing Co. and Plastic Logic. According to the companies, this is the first time such a display has been publicly shown.
The fact that TOPPAN Printing is actively working on this project is noteworthy, as the company is a huge force in printing, with 2011 net sales of more than 1,510 billion yen ($18.4 billion). TOPPAN Printing is active in a variety of businesses, including securities and cards, commercial printing, publications printing, packaging, high performance components, decor materials, displays and semiconductors. TOPPAN Printing has also been linked to a range of printed electronics (PE) projects.
The EPD module consists of
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