Honeywell materials reduce flat-panel display production costs, power consumption

Honeywell Electronic Materials has introduced new materials for the production of flat-panel displays aimed at reducing manufacturing costs and power consumption while improving color uniformity and device lifespan.

The materials were developed through a project announced last year with the United States Display Consortium (USDC), a public-private partnership chartered with developing the supply chain for the flat-panel display industry, and in collaboration with the Flexible Display Center at Arizona State University (ASU FDC), an industry-government-academic collaborative venture focused on developing advanced high information content flexible displays and associated materials and manufacturing technology.

Honeywell's materials enhance the amount of visible light that passes through the display while absorbing less than one percent of the light. In addition, Honeywell's materials achieve smoothness, also known in the industry as planarity, in excess of 90 percent. As a result, the color uniformity of the display is improved. Additionally, initial manufacturing results, supported by operational models, show cost of ownership decreased by at least 10 percent.

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