Sumitomo Chemical Polymer OLED
Sumitomo Chemical began developing polymer OLED (PLED) in 1989, and in 2005 it established a strategic partnership (JV) with Cambridge Display Technology Ltd. (CDT) in PLED development.
In recent years, Sumitomo Chemical has accelerated PLED R&D market penetration by acquiring CDT as a subsidiary in 2007.
In 2011, the manufacturing facility for PLEDs was completed at Osaka Works.
|1981||Sumitomo Chemical started development of conductive polymers (MITI project)|
|1989||Sumitomo Chemical started development of light emitting polymers|
|2003||Sumitomo Chemical and CDT started collaborative development|
|2005||Sumitomo Chemical acquired Dow Chemical's polyfluorene business|
|2007||Sumitomo Chemical acquired CDT and converted it into a wholly owned subsidiary|
|2011||Completion of manufacturing facility for PLEDs at Osaka Works
PLED Business Planning Office was established
|2017||Started full-scale shipment of PLED materials|
|2021||Integrated PLED business function into IT-related Chemicals Sector|
R&D and Production Organization
Material development is handled by the Advanced Material Development Laboratory; mass production technology development is handled by the Industrial Technology & Research Laboratory; and material manufacturing is handled by the Osaka Works.