THE WOODLANDS, TX--Uni-Pixel will collaborate on its thin-film products with a large Japanese manufacturing company. Specifically, UniPixel will work closely with this firm on the high-volume production requirements of UniPixel’s Opcuity film designs, including its Finger Print Resistant (FPR) films for touch screens followed by Active Layer films for TMOS. The collaborating firm is a worldwide leader in several market segments including various chemicals, resins and high performance films and materials, and holds a leadership position providing materials and films used in the production of Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) panels. UniPixel’s thin film designs for display products leverage advanced materials aspects that are well aligned with the collaborating firm’s expertise, production capabilities, and current markets.
According to Reed Killion, President and CEO of UniPixel, “Our agreement with this leading Japan-based firm signals the growing interest in both UniPixel’s Opcuity FPR and TMOS active layer films. While UniPixel has proven its ability to produce films in low volumes, we feel that we will need much higher capacity to support the touch screen market, which has been forecasted to exceed 800 million units within the next five years. This firm has both the experience and infrastructure that could support high volume production requirements. We look forward to working with such a reputable organization that currently supplies a variety of high quality films and material products.
“Additionally, with an established position as a materials supplier to LCD manufacturing companies, this company could prove to be an ideal partner for our TMOS films as well. We are excited by the interest they have taken in our development work on TMOS and Finger Print Resistant films for touch screens, and are optimistic that this MOU will lead to a mutually beneficial partnership focused on the production and commercialization of both our Opcuity films and TMOS displays.”
UniPixel’s Opcuity FPR film can be applied to any touch screen surface to prevent finger prints, while maintaining an optically clear path to the underlying display. The film also provides scratch protection, anti-glare and offers a silky smooth touch interface for device users’ fingers—providing superior touch and optical benefits to the rapidly growing touch enabled display industry. The company’s Opcuity Active Layer film is the key element in its TMOS display architecture. As a polymer membrane based architecture, the Opcuity Active Layer is designed specifically for a TMOS display system.