involved in a European project, developing novel LED advertising displays,
which combine thin, lightweight and bendable
structures with advanced optical quality. The project will
implement, for example, a LED display that will give the viewers a 3D
experience without their having to wear glasses designed for the purpose.
OptIntegral project, launched at the beginning of the year, uses a
manufacturing process based on in-mould hybrid integration of TOLAE (Thin,
Organic and Large Area Electronics) and photonics components. This enables
manufacturing of LED displays at a lower cost and higher display resolution
than is possible today. In the manufacturing phase, the optics are moulded directly
upon a bendable LED substrate in an injection moulding process. This will make
the displays energy-efficient, very lightweight, bendable and even
three-dimensional. The three-year project will develop, for example, bendable illuminated
advertisement board suited for transport and other applications requiring 3D
designs and light weight.
Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd will implement the bendable LED substrates
for the displays with a roll-to-roll manufacturing process. As a future vision,
VTT is developing the in-mould hybrid integration technology integrated
directly into the roll-to-roll manufacturing process. This would make it
possible to benefit from mass production and significant cost-savings in the
Neonelektro Oy is another Finnish participant in the project in addition
project is coordinated by Fundació Privada
Ascamm (ASCAMM) and the
consortium consists of Simulacions Optiques
SL (Snell) and
Asociación Española de Normalización y
Certificación (AENOR) from Spain, LumyComp design
and Megatex Commerce Ltd from Bulgaria, Holografika Hologramelőállító FEJLESZTO és Forgalmazó Kft.
from Hungary and University of Bath from the UK.
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