BASF announced that it acquired light management expert Rolic AG, a private company headquartered in Switzerland. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Rolic develops and markets nanoscale surface modification systems that achieve unique light management and optical effects. Rolic has three business units: displays, security and organic electronics. For the OLED market, Rolic develops materials that improve light outcoupling, lifetime and efficiency for OLED displays and lighting panels.
Rolic Technologies has been researching OLED encapsulation and out-coupling layers since 2012 with the Holst Center. In 2013 the company opened a new OLED development center to commercialize those technologies.