Lead Performer: PPG Industries – Cheswick, PA
-- Plextronics – Pittsburgh, PA
-- Universal Display Corporation – Ewing, NJ
DOE Total Funding: $2,345,638
Cost Share: $2,345,638
Project Term: August 1, 2013 – December 31, 2016
Funding Opportunity: SSL Manufacturing R&D Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-000079

Project Objective

This project plans to develop manufacturing processes to enable commercialization of a large-area, low-cost integrated substrate for rigid OLED lighting, using inexpensive float glass combined with a transparent conductive anode film layer, and internal and external light extraction techniques. In combination, these design elements will enable an integrated substrate meeting or exceeding 2015 performance targets for cost ($60/m2), extraction efficiency (50%) and sheet resistance (less than 1 ohm/sq). PPG will build on anode and extraction layer capabilities and utilize its existing low-cost, coated glass manufacturing footprint. PPG will partner with Universal Display Corporation (UDC) to fabricate and characterize devices made using the integrated substrates for manufacturing process optimization studies.

Project Impact

The availability of a commercial, low-cost substrate will reduce manufacturing costs of the OLED devices to stimulate marketable product developments and provide a technology base for increased OLED manufacturing capacity as demand grows.


DOE Technology Manager: Jim Brodrick
Lead Performer: Cheng-Hung Hung, PPG Industries

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