OLED has begun trial printing OLED substrates at the 5.5-generation plant in Nengmei City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, which officially opened on Monday, November 25, and will be used in the manufacture of high-resolution medium-sized OLED displays in 2020 for mass production. THE CAPACITY OF THE 5.5G PRODUCTION FACILITY AT JOLED IS 20,000 1300 X 1500MM SUBSTRATES.
These substrates are processed using the company’s own high-speed printing method, and the LOLED process is based on the formation of batch EL layers, which can greatly increase productivity.
The company hopes the process will eventually give them an advantage in producing cheaper OLED panels.
JOLED began construction of the 5.5G OLED plant in July 2018 with the goal of starting mass production in 2020. Currently, the plant is producing samples and sending them to JOLED customers.
JOLED, which inherits the OLED businesses of Sony and Panasonic, currently uses a 4.5G production line near the city of Nengmei to make its printed OLED screens, but the plant is much smaller than the new plant, limiting the company’s growth.