Prototyping line provides materials companies, device designers and end users with the opportunity to develop their technology within an automated and closely controlled environment
The UK Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has recently produced defect-free OLED lighting demonstrators with emissive areas of greater than 250cm2 in its state-of-the-art ISO Class 5 cleanroom facility.
The demonstrators were manufactured on the centre’s OLED/OPV prototyping line, which has been designed to enable the development and production of organic light emitting diode and organic photovoltaic technologies.
Located within the new Class 5 cleanroom facility, the prototyping line provides materials companies, device designers and end users with the opportunity to develop their technology within an automated and closely controlled environment.
CPI is currently involved in a number of collaborative programmes using this line. OLAE + (Flexibilis) and TSB (HiPBE) will use the line to produce prototypes for the characterisation and development of high performance barrier layers.
CPI’s technology roadmap is targeted at further advancing the development of flexible optoelectronic devices and at continuing to address many of the challenges required in scaling up this emerging technology to commercialisation. The line will also be used in projects to support demonstration of ultra-flexible active matrix (AM) OLED using CPI’s organic transistor technology.
CPI focuses on the development, scale-up and commercialisation of printable electronics applications and is equipped with an extensive range of assets specifically chosen and developed to allow clients to understand how their products and processes perform under pilot manufacturing conditions. Optoelectronic clients include materials companies, device designers and end users involved in the lighting and PV sectors.