An introduction to CPI's OLED prototype line facility

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is a UK based R&D institute that helps companies develop and scale manufacturing processes. The CPI sent us the following video and update on its OLED/OPV prototype line (built by MBraun) that was designed to enable materials companies, device designers and end users to develop their technology within a fully automated, controlled environment.

CPI's system supports both small evaporized and soluble OLED materials. The line uses slot die technology to allow the coating of substrates in a highly repeatable and reproducible manner with a uniform film thickness of under 50 nm.

CPI OLED/OPV prototype line photo

CPI's line has the following key attributes:

  • Batch operation (up to 10 substrates)
  • Capability to run 4", 6", 8" substrate glass and plastic laminated to glass
  • Full system data logging for maximum data traceability
  • Full robotic handling to minimize manual intervention, maximizing product yield

It's possible to create OLED panels up to 250 cm2 in size - which enables some of the largest SMOLED and PLED prototype devices.

More information can be found over at CPI's website

Posted: Apr 04,2013 by Ron Mertens