OLED materials producer Idemitsu Kosan established a new OLED production subsidiary in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. The new company, 100% owned by Idemitsu Kosan, is called Idemitsu Electronic Materials (China) Co., Ltd. and the capital investment in this new company is $12.8 million USD.
The new Chengdu fab will be Idemitsu's third OLED production fab, joining its plant in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan and Paju, South Korea. Idemitsu says that this new production plant will enable it to meet the growth in demand from OLED makers in China.
In 2017 Idemitsu said that it aims to increase its production capacity in 2018 by 70%. The company recently signed an agreement with Toray to co-develop OLED materials and an agreement with LG Chem to share their OLED material patents.