Recent Development In Organic Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells (LEC) For In-Air Fabrication
Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA
Grand Ballroom H
15:00 - 15:20
Using simple equipment, like air brushes, all the layers in an LECs can be manufactured entirely in ambient conditions. This has been proven both on 50x50 mm2 glass substrates as well as on 50x50mm2 flexible substrates and lays the foundation for transfer into printing processes, like gravure and screen printing.
Mr. Stafshede has a MSc in Chemical Engineering from Chalmers, Sweden, and a MBA from Tulane, New Orleans, USA. He has worked internationally since '94 with business and strategy development for Tetra Pak in Russia, McKinsey & Company in the US as well as for the US-based power utility Entergy Corp. Since '08 he is back in Sweden and working with small IP-heavy start-ups. Since 2013 he is the CEO of LunaLEC.
LunaLEC, a spin-off from Umeå University in Northern Sweden, has developed a technology for flexible organic light-emitters, the Light-emitting Electrochemical Cell. The device is very similar to OLED lighting patches, but they can be manufactured from solutions in ambient conditions (no vacuum, cleanroom or high temperatures), and powered by 6 V DC.
The company has patents for the device composition and manufacturing of large-area devices through its proprietary spray-technology. The company is currently developing the inks to be suitable for other industrial processes such as gravure- and screen-printing.