Light Polymers’ Head of Product Development, Dr. Evgeny Morozov, was featured as a contributing author in V3, an online technology and electronics publication. With the new prominence of OLED device displays in the late 2017 market consumers are interested in the future of OLED technology. OLED displays offer enhanced picture quality and durability when compared to traditional displays.
Light Polymers is at the forefront of a new generation of OLED display technology. Though ‘flexible’ displays are available now in ‘borderless’ OLED phones, the next generation of displays will be truly foldable. Foldable displays will allow large-format screens for viewing information to be folded up to pocket size when not in use. Foldable displays also must have inherent durability to abrasion and folding that will translate into extending the lifespans of smartphones which are currently exceptionally fragile devices.
Here is an excerpt from the article on V3:
“Steady progress is being made towards a truly foldable commercial display; industry experts predict that a new generation of smartphones able to truly ‘fold up’ will be on the market by 2019. A critical component of OLED displays is the circular polariser, which enables a key part of the screen to pass the rigorous folding durability tests. San Francisco-based Light Polymers, a nanochemistry company, has been working the circular polariser for the past three years.”
Light Polymers’ lyotropic materials technology allows foldable circular polarizers that are a key component in enabling the large-scale manufacturing processes for foldable displays. Smartphone giants like Samsung and Apple are betting on foldable displays as the next big trend in smartphone display technology. Remarkably, Light Polymers has developed a polarizer technology that not only enables foldable displays but performs better than traditional materials while costing less to manufacture and use! Light Polymers will be at the forefront of the next generation of OLED display technology, delivering cutting edge chemistry for OLED manufacturers.