DuPont Teijin Films extends partnership with Holst Centre

Dupont Teijin Films (DTF), the world's leading supplier of PET and PEN polyester films, has agreed an extension to its partnership contract with Holst Centre. The new deal extends both the length of the cooperation and DTF's areas of activity.

DTF's cooperation with Holst Centre began in 2008. Since then, DTF has been applying its industry-leading manufacturing experience within Holst Centre's program on Printed Organic Lighting and Signage to optimize plastic foils for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). In particular, the cooperation has focused on maximizing light outcoupling in foils to improve overall OLED efficacy, and producing foils suitable for both roll-to-roll and sheet-to-sheet processing.

The new agreement will see this work continue for another two years. In addition, DTF will become involved in foil characterization activities within Holst Centre's Lithography on Flexible Substrates program.

According to program manager Ton van Mol, the ongoing cooperation with DTF highlights the value of Holst Centre's open innovation business model. "We're bringing together leading materials and equipment suppliers with system integrators and device manufacturers to drive forward OLED development. Having the number one in foils for these applications choosing to stay onboard is a great sign that this approach has industry-wide value."