Feb 02, 2015

Konica Minolta recently started mass producing flexible OLED lighting panels, and the Japanese company now announced that it shipped 15,000 flexible OLEDs to a Japanese Tulips Festival - by far the largest OLED installation to date.

Konica Minolta Shining Tulip Festival photo

The OLED "Shining Tulip Festival" will take place at the Japanese Huisch Tembosch theme park, from February 14th to April 13th. Konica are making both white and color-tunable OLEDs, but it seems that this installation uses only white panels.

Konica Minolta flexible OLED tulips photo

In March 2014 Konica Minolta announced that it is starting to construct a R2R flexible OLED lighting fab. Konica invested ¥10 billion (almost $100 million) in this new breakthough fab, which will have a monthly capacity of a million panels. As I said, KM's fab produces both white and color-tunable flexible panels. The white panel is 150x60 mm in size (0.35 mm thick) and weights 5 grams. The color-tunable is smaller (50x30 mm, 0.29 mm thick, 0.6 grams). Both panels are flexible with a curvature radius of 10 mm.



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