Sumitomo Chemical has joined the Holst Centre's shared research program on Printed Organic Lighting and Signage. The program's aim is to develop new manufacturing processes that enable low-cost flexible OLEDs. Sumitomo will help the program's investigation of multi-layer solution processes for high-efficiency OLEDs, using the company's PLED materials.

Flexible OLED lighting prototype

Sumitomo will provide other program members access to its OLED materials - especially the emitting materials. Sumitomo will be able to use the program's expertise in order to optimize its own materials for low-cost production and flexible substrates.