Transparent, High Refractive Index, Polarizing Chemistry

Our liquid crystal nanochemistry makes light more useful and efficient. Lyotropic liquid crystals are a foundational chemistry platform with unique properties that improve products and lowers costs for the LED lighting industry, the building materials and biotechnology industries as well as for LCD/OLED Displays.

Transparent, high refractive index OLED polarizer materials enable next-generation display technologies, including flexible and foldable OLED displays. Circular polarizers used today are made of two films: a standard linear polarizer and a “1⁄4 wave plate” compensation film with reverse dispersion of retardation properties. Light Polymers’ lyotropic liquid crystal chemistry enables both the thinnest and lowest cost circular polarization solution for the OLED display market. Wide viewing angles and an easy coating process means driving down display costs while offering a product that passes the 100,000 bend test for foldable materials.

Water Based and Environmentally Friendly

Water-based coatable materials help keep our planet green by reducing the use of toxic organic solvents. Traditional OLED polarizer manufacturing involves dangerous solvents such as chloroform and chlorobenzene. Light Polymers’ polarizer technology is water-based, lowers manufacturing costs, is safer to produce and more environmentally friendly. Water-based coatable materials help keep our planet green by reducing the use of toxic organic solvents and reduce costs by both eliminating the solvent cost and minimizing extensive wastewater treatment required when manufacturing.

Self-aligning Liquid Crystal Technology

Liquid Crystals with high temperature stability—molecular alignment mechanism does not require complex equipment and enables unique applications. Light Polymers’ lyotropic liquid crystals have a high temperature stability. This achievement in OLED technology and LED technology utilizes a molecular alignment mechanism that does not require complex equipment and enables unique applications.

This same chemistry can be applied in LED technology to create thin phosphor-photonic films while delivering 20% more blue to white light conversion efficiency using 20% less phosphor. Down conversion of blue light is the next revolution in LED Lighting. Our technology will accelerate this trend providing comfortable, low glare lighting with affordable, high CRI color rendering temperatures. These lighting products are safer than competitors, exhibiting no blue-light leakage. This improvement in performance along with more stable color shift and lumen maintenance, increased reliability and lower costs can accelerate the 2nd revolution in LED Lighting.

Lytropic Liquid Crystals