In a press release, Fujifilm pointed out that flexible organic EL displays, electronic papers, organic EL lightings and thin film solar cells are expected to become next-generation electronic devices. These devices require flexible, transparent, and thin / lightweight high-performance films as key component to replace existing glass and metal, which cannot be easily made thinner or lighter. Yet, high-performance films, when used as key components, must demonstrate an extremely high level of barrier property to block external moisture, which could deteriorate electronic devices’ performance and damage their durability.
The "transparent super high barrier film, "offers an advanced level of moisture barrier performance, that has become possible by combining Fujifilm’s expertise in organic materials, accumulated through past R&D of photographic film and flat-panel display materials, with the company’s proven film production technology that enables precision control of film properties and thickness to prevent defects that could affect barrier performance. The establishment of the Roll-to-Roll film production “method *2“ also provides positive outlook for volume production, becuase it enables the formation of a barrier layer on various types of base film, including transparent and flexible PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) and PEN (Polyethylene Naphthalate), and therefore may be applied to a wide range of high-performance film, required in flexible electronic devices.
Fujifilm said it will actively seek opportunities to introduce its technologies, and will actively start distribution of samples to facilitate the development of their applications in various fields.