Sud-coreenii de la LG au anunţat dezvoltarea primei linii de producţie pentru noile panouri OLED, flexibile, menite să înlocuiască becurile clasice în următorii ani.
LG a anunţat, într-un comunicat de presă, că noua fabrică LG OLED light panels va produce 15.000 de unităţi/lună, urmând ca producţia să crească în concordanţă cu cererea. Panourile LG OLED light panels vor fi destinate în primul rând magazinelor, urmând să decoreze mall-urile şi alte spaţii publice.
Ulterior, LG vrea să lanseze şi o linie de produse de serie LG OLED light panels, destinate publicului larg, despre care se va spune că va schimba din temelii modul în care percepem în prezent iluminatul în interiorul caselor.
Potrivit expertilor, ferestrele viitorului, de exemplu, ne vor proteja de lumina puternica a Soarelui, iar noaptea vor reda o lumina ambientala in concordanta cu preferintele utilizatorului.
Mai mult, obiectele de iluminat ale viitorului vor fi capabile sa genereze culori, efecte si reactii diverse, în functie de comenzile aplicate.
Pentru a înţelege ce schimbări va aduce noua tehnologie LG OLED light panels, urmăriţi clipul video de mai jos.
LG Display to Build World’s First 5th Generation LG OLED light panels
Mass production to start in first half of 2017
Seoul, Korea (Mar 17, 2016) – LG Display announced today that it will invest in a new OLED light panel manufacturing facility. The planned facility will be the first 5th generation (1000 x 1200mm) OLED light panel manufacturing plant in the world. It is to be located in the South Korean city of Gumi, where it will produce a range of OLED light panels.
The initial input capacity at the plant will be 15,000 glass substrates per month. The monthly input capacity could be gradually ramped up depending on the market situation.
LG Display expects the increased production with the new facility to give the company economies-of-scale. This will help the company obtain significant price competitiveness. In addition, the accumulated OLED display technical know-how will allow LG Display to considerably enhance OLED light product quality.
The 5th generation LG OLED light panels facility will give the company panel size flexibility. With the larger glass substrate, LG Display will be able to produce a wide range of different size light panels, including giant ones. Further, this ability to make giant panels will better enable the company to penetrate the general lighting market.
The investment decision follows the acquisition by LG Display of the LG OLED light panels of its sister company, LG Chem in December, 2015.
The plan for the new facility LG OLED light panels is in keeping with LG Display’s vision of bringing the exciting new OLED technology to customers around the world in the broadest array of applications. The company will firstly focus on task lighting and decorative lighting in high-end retail stores and in luxury hospitality; and expand to the general lighting market going forward. Also, the company will focus on automotive and convergence applications such as OLED light panels merged with furniture, architectural materials, electronic devices and more.
Mr. Young Kwon Song, Senior Vice President and Head of Strategy & Marketing Group at LG Display, said, „Our OLED light business will further strengthen LG Display’s commitment to nurture OLED as the future growth engine. Based on LG Display’s strong track-record and know-how in OLED display business, we will create synergy with the OLED light business and maintain our strong position in the overall OLED industry going forward.”
LG’s OLED light experience began in 2000 with R&D into OLED materials at the Group’s chemicals affiliate, LG Chem, with production of OLED light panels beginning in 2012. The acquisition last year of the OLED light panel manufacturing business by LG Display has been creating synergies with its production infrastructure and technology in OLED displays. It allows the company to save costs through integrated purchasing and shared investments, increase productivity by drawing on the accumulated knowledge of the display business, and help improve production infrastructure and use of technology patents.
OLED light is made up of layers of organic materials which is self-illuminating and consumes less power and also emits lower heat than conventional lighting. It is environmentally friendly and is closest to natural light. Due to its ability to be thin and flexible, it is suitable for different applications and venues and could create new markets for lighting.