China-based Kangde Xin Composite Material Group (KDX) is China's largest optical film supplier that produces over 700 film types for a wide range of applications - from printing and packaging to window films and display films.
For the OLED industry, KDX provides barrier (encapsulation) film and tapes, flexible touch films and flexible substrate coating films.
Ultra Display was established in June 2017 as a joint-venture between INT Tech (30%) and UltraChip (40%) with an aim to become an AMOLED drive IC developer.
Ultra Display is expected to roll out its first sample products by the end of 2017 and its first production units in 2018.
Ares Materials was established in 2014 as a spin-out from the University of Texas, with an aim to commercialize novel flexible electronics materials.
Swizerland-based Sefar AG produces highly conductive, transparent and robust electrode materials for large area optoelectronics. Sefar's electrodes are based on fine metallic wires and are suitable for printed and evaporated devices such as flexible OLED lighting devices.
HanaAMT, established in 2003 in Korea, is a developer and producer of metal and glass products.
Solip Technology was spun-off from Korea's KAIST University with an aim to commercialize flexible glass technology. Solip's flexible glass (called Hybrimer) can be used as a substrate for flexible OLEDs.
According to reports Samsung Display will use the glass in its foldable OLED phones.
Lotus Applied Technology was established in 2007 in the USA as a spin-off of the thin film process group within Planar Systems.
Lotus develops innovative solutions to thin film processing challenges, and is focused on ALD equipment, including ones for roll to roll production of encapsulation layers for OLED panels and other devices.
US-based Polyera was established in 2005 to develop OTFT based backplanes for flexible displays. The company raised over $30 million in several financing rounds, and has a flexible display pilot line in Taiwan.