Kodak to develop key technologies and processes for OLED lighting panels
Kodak has been awarded a $1.7 million two-year contract by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to develop key technologies and processes for OLED lighting panels. During the Product Development phase of the Solid State Lighting project, Kodak will develop an OLED luminaire that meets Energy Star color and efficacy specifications and will address key areas of manufacturing processes to reduce cost. Kodak’s Vapor Injection Source Technology allows manufacturers to significantly reduce unit-manufacturing costs, with high manufacturing throughput and material utilization that initially exceeds 50%, and could be greater than 75% in future manufacturing applications.
Kodak is enabling the OLED display and lighting industries in many ways, through advanced architecture development, improved materials, and innovative manufacturing processes. Pioneered by Kodak in the late 1970s, OLED technology and its practical applications have generated more than 1,900 issued and pending Kodak patents worldwide.