LG Chem (part of the LG Group) is developing and marketing chemicals and electronic materials. For the OLED display market, LG Chem is offering circular polarizers and OLED stack materials.

In July 2017, Idemitsu Kosan and LG Chem announced a new collaboration agreement that will allow both companies to use each other OLED material-related patents in certain areas.

LG Chem was producing OLED lighting panels, but in 2015 the company sold the OLED lighting business unit to LG Display is a $135 million deal.

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The latest LG Chem OLED news:

Hands on review with Workrite Ergnomics' Natural OLED desk light

Towards the end of October 2015, Workrite Ergonomics launched their first OLED lamp, the Natural OLED desk light. The Natural uses a single 320x110 mm OLED panel produced by LG (the N6BB40C panel). This panel offers 442 lumens at 13.7 W (32 lm/W), a high CRI (94) and a neutral white light - 3900K. The lifetime of the Natural is rated at 30,000h (LT70) at the lowest brightness setting. The Natural is now shipping for $239.



Workrite ergonomics OLED lamp photo

The nice guys at Workrite were kind enough to send us a desk lamp for a review here at OLED-Info. I gave the lamp to our very own Roni Peleg to try out and write this review, which you can read below.

LG's OLED lighting business is now part of LG Display

In October 2015, LG Chem announced that it has sold its OLED lighting business to LG Display, for $135 million USD. LG decided to consolidate all OLED production under LG Display - which will hopefully enable LG to advance OLED lighting more quickly - and at a lower cost.

LG Chem 406x60 flexible OLED panel photo

Today it was announced that the deal has completed, and the OLED lighting business is now part of LG Display. According to reports from Korea, going forward LGD will focus on automotive lighting - but talking to LG they clarify that they will focus on both general lighting and automotive lighting.

OLED lighting meets 3D printing in the new LG Chem video

LG Chem collaborated with Korean 3D printer maker 3D-Box to show how easy it is to produce an OLED lamp with 3D printing:

LG Chem is one of the world's OLED lighting leaders and is producing several OLED panels including the world's first truly-bendable panels - only a few weeks ago they announced 406x60 mm plastic-based bendable panels. Last month LG Display announced it acquired LG Chem's OLED lighting unit for $142 million in a bid to consolidate LG's OLED technologies and manufacturing capabilities.

LG Display acquires LG Chem's OLED lighting business

LG Chem announced that it has sold its OLED lighting business to LG Display, for 160 billion Won (a little over $142 million USD). LG decided that LG Display will be in charge of all OLED-based products while LG chem will focus on high-end materials (including OLED materials) and batteries. The idea is that consolidating the OLED production of both displays and lighting in the same company will enable LG to advance OLED lighting more quickly - and at a lower cost.

LG Chem OLED lamps at SNU photo

LG Chem is developing and producing OLED lighting panels, including the world's first truly-bendable panels (a few days ago they announced 406x60 mm plastic-based bendable panels), and is one of the clear leaders in the OLED lighting industry. The deal is set to take plan on December 15th, 2015.

Blackbody introduces a new OLED installation using LG Chem's panels

BlackBody introduced a new OLED lighting installation called the Dispertion at the London Design Festival. The Dispertion, designed by Thierry Gaugain uses 550 square OLEDs in addition to some round OLED:

Blackbody & LG Chem Dispertion (photo 1)

The most interesting thing here is that the 100x100 mm square OLED panels were actually provided by LG Chem. Up until now Blackbody only used their own OLED panels (produced in the company's Gen-2 fab in Toulon, France).

LG in discussions to move its OLED lighting business from LG Chem to LG Display

According to reports from Korea, LG is considering moving the OLED lighting business from LG Chem to LG Display. The idea is that consolidating the OLED production of both displays and lighting in the same company will enable LG to advance OLED lighting more quickly - and at a lower cost.

LG Chem OLED lamps at SNU photo

The OLED Association goes on to speculate that LG Display may decide to convert one of its existing Gen-4.5 OLED display fabs to produce OLED lighting. This will make it even cheaper to expand capacity. Of course the downside is that LG Display will be more focused on displays than lighting as currently the OLED lighting market is still very small.

LG Chem says students at SNU are very happy with the OLED lamps

A few months ago LG Chem installed over 550 OLED desk lamps with 1,100 panels at Seoul National University's new main library. LG Chem said that SNU adopted OLED lighting because they energy efficient, extremely comfortable to the eyes - and they enable modern designs due to their slim profile.

LG Chem now conducted a survey, asking 150 SNU students what they think of the new lamps. They published the results in the video above. To summarize? The students are happy with those lamps, they say that OLED provides a very comfortable light that helps them concentrate...

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