LG Display develops roll-to-roll processes to produce flexible OLED displays

An LG Display researcher revealed that the company is developing a roll-to-roll process to produce flexible OLED displays. LG says this will enable them to make very flexible displays and reduce production costs.

LG Display also seeks to replace the aluminum electrodes with copper ones. This will again decrease costs and will also enable higher-resolution displays. There are some concerns with copper electrodes over environmental hazards but LGD apparently resolved those issues.

LG is pushing forward with flexible OLEDs, and the company sees tablets with flexible OLEDs and bendable phones arriving in 2016 and rollable devices (including rollable TVs) in 2017 or so. LGD unveiled 18" rollable OLED prototypes earlier this year.

Posted: Nov 13,2014 by Ron Mertens