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'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