Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Merck opens OLED Technology Centre China in Shanghai

The centre will provide customers with tailor-made solutions to enable further innovation and drive applications for OLED in China

Merck - Opening of Merck's OLED Technology Centre in China

20 Jun 2018 | Editor

Merck has announced the opening of its new OLED Technology Centre China in the Pilot Free Trade Zone, Shanghai, China. The new centre will provide local customers with customised solutions to enable innovative OLED application development.

According to the announcement the OLED Technology Centre in China offers a range of state-of-the-art equipment and cleanroom facilities to enable OLED device fabrication and characterisation.

This location will serve as a collaboration space for customers and Merck as they work together to generate the ideal solutions for OLED display products. This investment reflects Merck’s customer-centric approach of developing highly pure, reliable, and efficient OLED materials for innovative products in line with market requirements and in support of customer innovations.

The OLED Technology Centre China is located at the Merck Performance Materials China Hub in Shanghai, where Merck has made continuous investments:

  • Liquid Crystal Centre China in 2013
  • Display Materials R&D Centre in 2016
  • Surface Solutions Technology Application Network China in 2017

"To strengthen our commitment to the display industry in China, we are proud to open our OLED Technology Center in Shanghai which complements the existing Merck OLED application labs in other Asian countries."

"The new center supports our mission of working closely alongside our customers as a trusted, local partner to drive innovation and shorten their time to market."

Michael Heckmeier, Head of the Display Solutions business unit of Merck

"China has become the largest market for smartphones and consumer electronics, which shows significant potential for flat panels. As the global market and technology leader in display solutions, Merck is gearing up to become a front-runner among global players in OLED materials."

"We are committed to the close cooperation with our partners in China to even better understand their products and needs, optimize device performance with harmonized materials, and drive innovation right here in our local OLED Technology Center which is supported by Merck’s global network."

Allan Gabor, Managing Director of the Performance Materials business of Merck in China


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

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