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Corning announces collaboration with OLEDWorks

OLEDWorks will use Corning's Willow Glass - flexible substrates with integrated out-coupling - to expands their range of OLED lighting options for lighting applications

13 Apr 2015 | Editor

Corning has announced a collaborative agreement with OLEDWorks to develop unique, flexible, and conformable OLED lighting solutions using Corning Willow Glass as an integrated substrate.

According to the announcement these lighting panels will be used in architectural lighting and luminaries and are expected to provide 2x the light output of traditional OLED lighting panels, enabling increased efficiency and lower power consumption.

Willow Glass is a thin, flexible hermetic barrier and substrate. Willow Glass protects sensitive organic materials from damaging moisture and oxygen while also acting as a structural element.

Corning - Willow Glass

Figure: Corning - Willow Glass

David DeJoy, chief executive officer, OLEDWorks, said, "Our collaboration with Corning adds the exciting promise of incredibly thin and flexible OLED lighting to our innovative product offerings." David added, "Through this strategic alliance, the team will significantly improve energy efficiency by creatively integrating Corning`s light extraction technology with OLEDWorks' formulation science and inventive manufacturing processes. Using Corning Willow Glass in our near-term product roadmap expands our OLED lighting portfolio to provide highly flexible and adaptive design statements for a wider variety of lighting applications."
Dr. Dipak Q. Chowdhury, division vice president and program director, Emerging Innovations Group, Corning, said, "We are pleased to collaborate with OLEDWorks to enable efficient and flexible lighting solutions." Dipak added, "We believe this work will result in rapid product development and greater design flexibility, opening a world of possibilities for architects and designers."

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About Corning

Corning is one of the world`s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people`s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Corning`s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning`s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences. They include damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for high-speed communications networks; trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing; and emissions-control products for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles.

Source: Corning

About OLEDWorks

OLEDWorks is a leader in the development and production of affordable and innovative organic light-emitting diode lighting solutions. Founded in 2010, OLEDWorks` has built its production methodology on a novel system that delivers competitive and cost-effective OLED solid state lighting panels, while simultaneously offering flexibility and responsiveness.

OLEDWorks was founded by many of the original pioneers in the OLED industry, giving OLEDWorks the unique OLED production experience and insight into manufacturing strategies specifically tailored to lighting. OLEDWorks applies its more than 200 person years of collective industry experience in OLED technology to making the most advanced and cost effective solutions in OLED lighting.

Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., where OLED was discovered, OLEDWorks is the only U.S.-based OLED lighting manufacturer, and has become the dependable domestic source for OLED lighting solutions.

Source: OLEDWorks

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