The consortium dealing with the dekOLED project has succeeded in prevailing the lead market contest „Neue Werkstoffe (new raw materials). This government funded research project has started in April 2017 and is set to run three years. Target of the project is to create a demonstrator showing the integration of 2.5D formed OLEDs in a 3D formed plastic part. By means of illuminated symbols and surfaces , 3D formed components shall associate control panels for automotive interiors and home appliances.
The outstanding innovation in this project is the interaction of OLEDs - realized with finest thin glass and new encapsulating materials - as a multi functional display with touch and slider function on one hand and the film insert molding process (FIM) on the other. In order to achieve a high value optical appearance, these functional elements are integrated into a sealed decorated surface.
This requires the use of OLEDs with high temperature resistance realized with optimized and enhanced OLED materials. The potential use of standard and technical as well as foamed and recycled plastics opens a wide field of possible designs offering, at the same time, a light weight construction by using most various materials. A reduction of production steps and manufacturing costs as well as a flexible alignment of the production process are the basic premises for a successful market introduction of these highly innovative products. Having succeeded in finding a production-integrated process to equip the plastic surface with the desired functionality, the possibilities of the system shall be analyzed and presented by means of a technology demonstrator.
„dekOLED“ is funded by means of the "Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung" (European Fonds for Regional Development),EFRE, 2014-2020.
The Members of the Project Consortium: