Making displays flexible
At Plastic Logic Germany, we have successfully industrialized a process, which enables us to create a glass-free backplane. We are the first company worldwide able to manufacture transistor arrays (basically a matrix of transistors) on plastic.
Instead of using traditional silicon transistors, our active-matrix backplane consists of organic thin film transistors (OTFTs) on PET; that’s exactly the same plastic used to make cola bottles. This means that a flexible backplane can now be coupled with a flexible display medium, such as flexible OLED or flexible EPD, to create a fully flexible display.
- Robust and shatterproof
- Ultra-thin and lightweight
- High resolution
- Extremely legible
- High yield
- Proven in the market
Lectum uses an electrophoretic plastic frontplane and is the first flexible, glass-free display in volume production.
These high-resolution displays afford the same reading experience as with paper, including an ultra-wide viewing angle. But being completely made of plastic, Lectum displays are much more rugged than standard glass-based EPDs. They are also thinner and lighter per square inch than their conventional EPD counterparts. And because they are EPDs, they are inherently low-power, which is extremely important in today’s increasingly mobile world.