OLED materials companies

Cambridge Isotope Laboratories

Cambridge Isotope Laboratories logoUS-based Cambridge Isotope Laboratories, Inc. (CIL) is a leading producer of deuterium and other stable isotopes and stable isotope-labeled compounds. CIL specializes in the process of labeling biochemical and organic compounds with highly enriched, stable (nonradioactive) isotopes of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen.

For the OLED industry, Cambridge Isotope Laboratories, Inc. (CIL) is a reliable and trusted partner supplying deuterated solvents, intermediates and high purity deuterium and carbon monoxide gases. CIL has the largest nongovernmental deuterium oxide (D2O) re-enrichment columns in the world.


Cambridge Isotope Laboratories, Inc.
3 Highwood Drive
Tewksbury, MA 01876


​UK-based Excyton (previously known as PeroLED) was established in 2019 to develops novel light emitting materials, devices and architectures for next-generation displays.

Excyton is currently focused on a novel OLED device structure, called TurboLED, which is a stacked display architecture that uses a combination of light-color and deep-color RGB materials to reduce the power consumption and expand the color gamut of OLED displays. TurboLED can also be applied to other light-emitting display technologies, such as MicroLEDs.


In 2020, Excyton received a $2 million seed investment from the KAUST Investment Fund.



Kyulux logo Kyulux, established in Japan in 2015, develops next generation materials for OLED displays and lighting.

Based on exclusively-licensed technology from Kyushu University, Kyulux develops 4th-generation Hyperfluorescence TADF emitters that enable cost-effective, durable and efficient OLEDs that do not rely on rare metals. Kyulux is developing red, green, yellow and blue HF emitter systems.

In 2016 Kyulux raised $13.5 million from Samsung, LG, Japan Display, JOLED and more, and in 2019 the company announced it raised $31.8 million in its Series B round.


3M logoThe 3M Company, based in the US, operates in the fields of industry, worker safety, U.S. health care, and consumer goods. The company produces a wide range of products (over 60,000, in fact) including adhesives, abrasives, laminates, passive fire protection, protection films, dental and orthodontic products, electrical and electronic connecting and insulating materials, and optical films.

3M's Display Materials and solutions Division (DMSD) is offering several products for the OLED industry - transparent adhesives (OCAs), micro/nanoreplication technologies, printable optical materials, and multilayered optical films.

Ajinomoto Fine-Techno

Ajinomoto Fine-Techno logoJapan-based Ajinomoto Fine-Techno (AFT), a subsidiary of Ajinomoto, develops and produces electronic materials, functional materials and activated carbon.

For the OLED industry, Ajinomoto developed a film-type encapsulation solution.

Amber Molecular

 Amber Molecular logoAmber Molecular was established in 2017 by researchers at The University of Toronto in Canada to develop novel fluorescent OLED emitters.

Amber Molecular's patented family of fluorescent OLED emissive materials produce photons in the orange, red and infrared spectrum, targeting new OLED applications.



Arubedo logoArubedo is a Swedish company, founded in 2012, that works with organic electronics, including in-house projects and contract research assignments for industrial and academic customers.

The company delivers building-blocks for OLED materials to several of the leading producers in the world. Arubedo delivers new materials in milligram to kilogram quantities.


Avantama logoSwitzerland-based Avantama AG (previously known as Nanograde) is specialized in the development and supply of printable and coatable materials for the manufacturing of optical or electronic thin films. Avantama's materials are based on liquid formulations and inks containing semiconducting metal oxides or luminescent perovskite quantum dots.

For the OLED industry, Avantama offers a portfolio of almost 30 different products for solution processed OLED devices. Avantama inks are hole injection/electron blocking and electron injection/hole blocking materials.

Baowei Technology

BAOWEi logoBaowei Technology (Qinhuangdao), established in 1996, designs and produces chemical materials for a wide range of industries, including electronics, textiles, cosmetics and agriculture.

For the OLED market, Baowei introduces intermediate materials.

BASF New Business

BASF logoBASF New Business GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF AG, focused on development of new materials, technologies, and system approaches within the business areas of Energy Management, Quality of Life and Organic Electronics.

BASF has been developing OLED technologies for over 15 years, and demonstrated a module that includes transparent OLED and OPV panels in collaboration with Philips. BASF also collaborated with OSRAM on efficient white light OLEDs.

In 2016, BASF sold its entire OLED IP portfolio to Universal Display for $96 million.


Baynoe Chem

Baynoe Chem logoChina-based Baynoe Chem specializes on R&D and production of OLED intermediates, fine chemical intermediates and bio-medical chemicals. The company has an R&D center in Suzhou, a production base in Baiyin and a sales office in Shanghai.

Baynoe's main focus is on OLED intermediates and new materials. The company says it is supplying materials to a wide range of OLED developers, including Samsung, LG Chem, Duksan and Doosan.

BenQ Materials

BenQ Materials logoTaiwan-based BenQ Materials specializes in material science and is the world's 4th largest polarizer maker. The company is active with several markets, including medical care, batteries and consumer electronics.

For the OLED industry, BenQ Materials offers a bendable circular polarizer and is developing polarizers for foldable devices. The company is also developing micro-patterned films for color shift improvements in OLED displays.

Boron Molecular

Boron Molecular logoBoron Molecular, based in Australia, is a small chemical company that offers a range of early and late stage intermediates for several markets - such as the pharmaceutical, medicinal and OLED displays markets.

In addition to the OLED intermediate chemicals, the company also manufactures a large number of custom molecules to support their OLED customers.


C3Nano, a spin out Stanford University, develops a proprietary hybrid carbon nanotube (CNT) based transparent electrode ink and film that can be used as an alternative to ITO for flexible OLEDs, solar cells and other applications.

C3Nano is also offering a hard coat film for flexible device that offers an ultra-thin, scratch resistant, and high hardness coating. Visionox is using C3Nano's coating in its foldable screens.

In February 2012 C3Nano raised $6.7 million towards commercialization of their ink product.


Cambrios, established in 2002 in California, develops silver-nanowire based transparent electrodes for consumer devices. The first product, ClearOhm, a coating material that produces a transparent, conductive film by wet processing, can be used to create touch panels for OLED panels, LCDs, e-paper displays and also as conductive electrodes in solar panels.

Cambrios collaborates with Plextronics on OLED lighting electrodes. The company raised $5 million from Samsung in February 2012. In February 2016 the company was liquidated but then revived as Cambrios Advanced Materials.


Canon logoJapan-based Canon is a multinational corporation that specializes in the manufacture of imaging and optical products. Canon is active across many fields, including the display market.

Canon has two subsidiaries active with OLED equipment. Canon Tokki produces vacuum process equipment and is considered to be the world's leader in OLED deposition equipment. Canon Anelva manufactures vacuum equipment including Physical vapor deposition (PVD) machines for OLED production.

In early 2020 Canon announced that it may enter into the OLED materials market, with its subsidiary Fukui Canon Materials taking the lead with a collaboration with Canon's own internal R&D team.


ChangChem logoChina-based ChangChem, established in 2000, develops and sells fine organic compounds and intermediates for the pharmaceutical and OLED industries.

Changchun Tuo Cai Technology

Changchun Tuo Cai Technology, based in Changchun, China, was established in 2017 to produce and supply chemicals for the display, batteries and biochemistry markets.

For the OLED industry, CTCT offers OLED stack materials (HTL, HIL, ETL), host materials and OLED intermediates.


ChemPacific logoChemPacific is a service driven company founded in 1995 and located in Baltimore, MD with a subsidiary in Zhejiang, China. The company provides small molecule organic synthesis custom manufacturing services, and their core competency is based on organic chemistry expertise as well as scale up technology.

ChemPacific produces several types of electronic materials and OLED intermediates, and are supplying those materials to leading electronic and OLED companies in the US.


CLAP logoKorea-based CLAP develops materials and solutions for the organic semiconductors and display industries. The company has over 700 patents.

In 2019 the company signed an agreement with BASF that enables CLAP to manufacture optical films using BASF's Liquid Crystal materials and coating technology. In 2022 CLAP announced it developed a liquid crystal based OLED retardation film.