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Kolon Honored with a Top Award at Display Week 2018
Kolon Industries, Inc., a leader in South Korea for industrial materials, films for electronics, chemicals and fashion, is proud to announce they will be awarded the Display Component of the Year Award for their Colorless Polyimide (CPI™) film at the 2018
By: PR Newswire
May. 16, 2018 01:30 PM
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Kolon Industries, Inc., a leader in South Korea for industrial materials, films for electronics, chemicals and fashion, is proud to announce they will be awarded the Display Component of the Year Award for their Colorless Polyimide (CPI™) film at the 2018 Display Industry Awards (DIAs). Presented by the Society for Information Display (SID), the 2018 DIAs recognize innovative display products, components and applications that hold the most promise for shaping the future of the global industry.
"Our Colorless Polyimide film is contributing to the realization and advancement of a new era of flexible displays by enabling the commercialization of high-quality products with new capabilities. We are very pleased to receive this recognition from SID," said Kolon Industries vice president Dr. Chung-Seock Kang.
Kolon succeeded in making a fully transparent colorless polyimide. Conventional polyimide films are yellow in color, preventing their use in general-purpose displays. Kolon's CPI™ is the first available wide-roll film to enable flexible, foldable, and rollable devices, creating a wide range of new possibilities and significantly impacting a multi-billion-dollar market. Not only can Kolon's flexible CPI™ replace glass for cover windows, but it can replace all glass components in display devices or substrates for touchscreens and the thin-film transistors used in flat-panel displays.
"This flexible, foldable display material is now being mass produced, which means more device manufacturers will have access to it ," explained Laura Schoppe, president of technology transfer consultancy Fuentek. The consulting firm used its expertise in intellectual property management to introduce Kolon's technology to key industry influencers across the globe. "Kolon deserves this award for their hard work in changing device displays as we know them today."
Kolon Industries is currently the only company that can mass produce colorless polyimide film. Kolon's CPI™ is built with a patented, high heat resistant, optically and mechanically superior material. Its benefits offer the potential to revolutionize flexible displays, organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), consumer devices and other transparent flexible electronics. The technology offers optical transparency of 90 percent, over 6GPa modulus, 2H surface hardness, superior folding properties, roll-to-roll processing capabilities, has a smooth surface finish and is tunable with various functional treatments. Kolon's roll-to-roll process will also create significant cost savings for display manufactures by eliminating the need for Capex as part of glass processing.
"The SID Display Industry Awards recognize the best display products or applications introduced to the market during the previous calendar year," noted Wei Chen, SID's Display Industry Awards Committee Chairman. "We are proud to award Kolon Industries, Inc., a 2018 Display Component of the Year honor for its Colorless Polyimide. We commend the company's ongoing commitment to innovation and to helping shape the future of display performance and solutions."
For more information on Kolon's CPI™ and to discuss possible applications for it, please visit booth 235 at Display Week 2018 in Los Angeles or visit http://bit.ly/kolonCPI.
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