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Sumitomo Chemical to Exhibit Polymer OLED Lighting at Light+Building 2016 - Offering New Space Designs -

Feb. 15, 2016

Sumitomo Chemical will exhibit its polymer OLED lighting at "Light+Building 2016," one of the world’s largest trade fairs for lighting and building technology, to be held in Frankfurt, Germany, from March 13 to March 18, 2016.

This is the third time for Sumitomo Chemical to exhibit its products at the trade fair, following its previous participation in 2014. Sumitomo Chemical will run a booth at the trade fair, inviting the world-renowned Japanese lighting designer Motoko Ishii as the art director for the exhibit.

Sumitomo Chemical’s exhibit, named "OLED JARDIN," symbolises a "Garden in the Sky" as formed from polymer OLED lighting panels, creating an approachable space of a vast expanse with a taste of Japanese grace added.

  • The exhibit, "OLED JARDIN,"

    Designed by Motoko Ishii (W5.0m×D5.0m×H3.6m)

In addition to "OLED JARDIN," Sumitomo Chemical will exhibit its newly-designed OLED panels, improved for brightness and luminance efficiency from those displayed in the previous trade fair. The new polymer OLED panels, available in a range of colors, shapes and sizes, provide a greater degree of flexibility in the design for various spaces and applications.

Following the exhibit at "Light+Building 2016," Sumitomo Chemical will start the sales of its new product line-up consisting of polymer OLED lighting panels in April this year, aiming to further expand its OLED lighting business.

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About Motoko Ishii Lighting Design


About Sumitomo Chemical

Sumitomo Chemical celebrated the 100th anniversary of the commencement of its operations in 2015. As its business philosophy, the company’s basic spirit and sense of mission are to use the power of technology to resolve difficult challenges facing society and contribute to society through its business activities. Based on this philosophy, Sumitomo Chemical, as a diversified chemical company, conducts business in five sectors – petrochemicals, energy & functional materials, IT-related chemicals, health & crop sciences, and pharmaceuticals – and provides products worldwide that support a wide variety of industries and help people’s daily lives. By proactively using the power of chemistry to improve people’s lives and find solutions to such problems facing the world as food supply, the environment, and the supply of resources and energy, Sumitomo Chemical will continue to grow for the next hundred years as a global, diversified chemical company trusted by society. The company’s consolidated net sales for fiscal 2014 were approximately 2.4 trillion yen, and it has around 31,000 employees.

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Features of Sumitomo Chemical’s Polymer OLED Lighting Technology

  • Low-cost fabrication through an advanced printing process.
  • The capability of producing a variety of emission colors from a single, printed light-emitting layer.
  • The ability to produce a wide range of lighting colors, from natural light that closely resembles sunlight, to vivid and neutral colors that are excellent in design.
  • Thin surface light source.
  • Easy-to-view light wavelength.
  • Mercury-free and environmentally-friendly.

About Electroluminescence and OLEDs

Electroluminescence is a phenomenon by which light is emitted in response to the passage of an electrical current through an organic material as voltage is applied. Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) are a technology that employs this phenomenon. An OLED that employs a polymer as a light emitting material is called a Polymer OLED.

About the Light+Building 2016 Lighting and Building Technology Trade Fair

Light+Building, which is held biennially in Frankfurt, Germany, is one of the world’s largest trade fair for lighting and building technology. This year will be the third time for Sumitomo Chemical to exhibit at the trade fair. The Fair features leading-edge products and technologies from companies specialized in lighting and building technology and attracts a significant number of visitors from all over the world, particularly from Europe.

Light+Building 2016

Date March 13 (Sun) – March 18 (Fri), 2016
Place Messe Frankfurt Exhibition Hall 4.1, Stand D10


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