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Merck KGaA in further OLED expansion

Merck KGaA, has announced a €20 million expansion of its OLED manufacturing capacity at sites in Pyeongtaek, Korea, and Shanghai, China. This comes in response to growing demand, the company said.

The investment will be spent on building a new modular production system to facilitate the installation of additional sublimation units. These units are central to material purity, which is one of the most important factors in the performance and lifetime of OLED devices.

Merck’s Performance Materials business sector is a major player in electronic materials market, with OLEDs a key investment focus. As well as a research centre and a production facility at its global headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany, it has application and technology centres at Pyeongtaek and Shanghai respectively.

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