Encapsulix logoEncapsulix announced today that a "leading OLED lighting supplier in Europe" placed an order for the M500 ALD deposition system. This system will be delivered by the end of 2013, and will be used to encapsulate OLED panels for the residential, commercial, automotive and avionics markets.

Encapsulix's "infinity ALD" M500 equipment can deposit encapsulation coating on the order of 10-100 nm in thickness and can be scaled up to any substrate size. This particular system will support up to Gen-2 (400x500 mm) substrates and will be limited to rigid glass-based panels. But the company's systems can be used to deposit on flexible substrates and even be adopted for roll-to-toll production (up to one meter width).

I do not know who this OLED maker is, but as there are only three OLED lighting makers in Europe, it can be either Philips, Osram or Blackbody (Fraunhofer's COMEDD, the UK's CPI and the Holst Centre also has OLED lighting production lines, but these are R&D lines).

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