EMD Performance Materials

OLEDs World Summit

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is a leading science and technology company whose performance materials business operates as EMD Performance Materials in the US and Canada. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany offers the broadest portfolio of high-quality display materials and solutions for display manufacturers. Their portfolio enables the displays of today and drives the future of the industry with their high-performance liquid crystals, materials for optical films, organic thin-film transistor (OTFT) for flexible displays, Quantum Materials, photoresists, reactive mesogens, and a robust LED portfolio to enhance backlighting for displays. OLED materials from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany continue to gain importance within the display industry by enabling brilliant colors, sharper images from any viewing angle, high contrasts and perfect black states for high-end televisions and smartphones. In addition, their thin, flexible and very energy-efficient properties are enabling unique display applications. As a diffuse light source, these OLED materials are also revolutionizing the design of automotive lighting. In the future, OLED technology could transform ceilings or walls in buildings into information panels. To enable such future applications, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is developing highly efficient OLED materials under the Livilux® brand name for vacuum evaporation methods or printing processes. Further investments in OLED from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany include successfully doubling their application lab capacity in Korea in 2017. This is to be followed by their first OLED Applications Lab in China which opened in 2018.