Compatible with LCD and LC polymer film manufacturing processes
Compatible with OptoAlign® processes and equipment
TN, STN, AMLCD, Multi-Domain, VA, IPS and FLC modes
New and Improved! - Lower energy density requirements
New and Improved! - Better printing characteristics
New and Improved! - Suitable for a wider range of liquid crystals
New and Improved! - Better electrical properties (VHR and RDC)
OptoAlign® materials are designed specifically for optical alignment (photoalignment) of liquid crystal displays (LCDs), LC polymer films and devices. Elsicon, Inc. has formulated a family of OptoAlign® materials based on polyimides that provide excellent thermal, optical, and electrical properties. Non-polyimide formulations of OptoAlign® materials are also available for a variety of applications.
The OptoAlign® technology is a non-contact, dust and static-free alignment process that increases yield and enables new LC display modes. OptoAlign® materials, processes, and equipment use Elsicon’s proprietary technology to provide a turnkey non-rubbing alignment process for LCD and LC polymer film manufacturers. For example, OptoAlign® developmental materials for TN, STN, AMLCD, Multi-Domain, VA, IPS and FLC display modes and LC polymer films have been demonstrated.
Application and printing of polyimide-based alignment layers is commonly practiced by LCD manufacturers. As a result, the physical and chemical properties of polyimide and its various solvents are well understood. Therefore, manufacturers can leverage their existing knowledge base when using OptoAlign® materials for LCDs. For other applications (e.g., LC polymer films), Elsicon has formulated OptoAlign® materials to meet the requirements of the specific application (good adhesion, different solvent formulations for different substrates and coating methods, etc.). Elsicon has successfully coated a variety of substrates including TAC, PET, glass, active matrix, metal and metallized film, and ITO.
Elsicon is currently sampling the OptoAlign® developmental materials to potential customers for evaluation. If you are interested in discussing your optical alignment needs, please contact the representative listed below.
Wayne M. Gibbons
Last updated 9/28/06