Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Merck co-founds German OLED Lighting alliance and showcases OLED and OPV facade

This non-profit alliance aims to leverage their expertise to further develop OLED as a sustainable light source for a variety of applications

19 Mar 2018 | Editor

Merck has announced their founding membership to the "OLED Licht Forum" alongside industry experts. The aims of the network is to seek to develop and utilize OLED for future lighting solutions through dialogue and expert exchange.

An example of such OLED applications for architecture can already be seen in the innovative façade concept "Do We Dream Under The Same Sky" which was showcased at Luminale 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany.

The "OLED Licht Forum" is founded by ten German companies, including: Apeva, BASF Coatings, Emde, Fraunhofer FEP, Hema, Irlbacher, Merck, OLEDWorks, OSRAM, WALO-TL, who all make great contributions to the OLED technology in areas such as research and development, supply chain, and OLED lighting panel manufacturing.

The alliance is also dedicated to fostering community within the greater lighting industry by facilitating the exchange of experience and know-how through conferences, lectures, institution visits and working groups.

"This non-profit alliance aims to leverage their expertise to further develop OLED as a sustainable light source for a variety of applications."

"We will aim to identify how OLED technology can be used to create one-of-a-kind solutions with ranging benefits such as being efficient, eco-friendly and even self-sustaining when combined with other technologies."

Michael Grund, Head of OLED & Quantum Materials for the Performance Materials business sector of Merck

The future of OLED lighting demonstrated by grand installation art work now in Luminale 2018 Frankfurt. The 30 m2 façade, created by New York artist Rirkrit Tiravanija and Frankfurt architects Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller, is the result of a joint effort by Merck, OLEDWorks, OPVIUS and Kolon (the long-term industry partners for OLED and OPV).

The façade concept "Do We Dream Under The Same Sky" is an example of the remarkable results that are possible when OLED lighting, OPV, and architecture unite to create a self-sustaining work of art.

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About Merck

Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. In 2017, Merck generated sales of € 15,3 billion in 66 countries.

Founded in 1668, Merck is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. Merck holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.

Source: Merck

About OLEDWorks

OLEDWorks’ mission is to empower inspired customers through pioneering development and manufacture of the world’s best and most affordable OLED lighting devices. Creating world-class, cost-effective solutions requires an entirely new approach that breaks from traditional OLED manufacturing paradigms. With production in Aachen, Germany and in Rochester, New York, OLEDWorks boasts two innovative and complementary manufacturing platforms that deliver affordable OLED solid state lighting panels. OLEDWorks is uniquely positioned to offer volume production while expanding product portfolio to enhance design inspiration.

The team is comprised of global OLED pioneers and manufacturing experts. As key inventors, innovators, and implementers for the processes and equipment that manufactured the world’s first active matrix OLED display and the highest brightness light panel, OLEDWorks has significant OLED production experience and unique insight into manufacturing strategies specifically tailored to lighting.

Source: OLEDWorks

About Opvius

OpviusS GmbH, founded in 2012 and located in Nuremberg and Kitzingen (INNOPARK Kitzingen), is among the world leaders in the field of organic photovoltaics. Opvius produces organic solar cells with a focus on client specific solutions. In addition, the company is also active in the field of research and development, in order to continue to provide its clients with creative and innovative solutions. In this regard, OPVIUS uses a unique production process, combining printing, lamination, and laser techniques. This advanced technology is easily scalable and allows the production of the utmost individual, customer-specific designs. OPVIUS also helps clients with system solutions in order to integrate OPVs into already existing or new products.

Source: Opvius

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