Merck and Seiko Epson announced a cooperation and licensing agreement for inkjet inks used in the manufacture of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays. According to the agreement, Epson will supply Merck with ink technology that dissolves Merck’s OLED materials so that they can be used for the production of printable displays used in OLED television screens.
Financial terms of the business agreement were not disclosed.
The use of inkjet technology for printing OLED displays requires a combination of long-lasting OLED materials and ink technology for firing (printing) the OLED materials both quickly and accurately.
The partnership will combine Merck’s capabilities in high-quality, long-lasting OLED materials for inkjet manufacturing with Epson’s expertise in technology that converts OLED materials into ink, and allows this ink to be fired from an inkjet printing device.
“We are excited about our strategic decision to partner with Ep
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