Ergis develops customizable high-performance QD barrier films

Last year, Poland-based Ergis Group launched an OLED encapsulation film platform called Ergis noDiffusion®. The company is currently testing its film solutions at customer sites in Asia, the EU and the US, and it is now starting to offer the same platform for the protection of quantum dot films (QD films) used in display and lighting applications.

Ergis noDiffusion QD barrier image

These new films can be tuned to fit specific needs. Ergis can deploy its films on several substrate types, with varying film thickness, and the barrier properties can be tuned to be between 10-6 to 10-3. This means that custom films can be created to suit the specific sensitivity of the QDs for water vapor and to achieve specific product lifetime or other required properties.

Zhijing Nanotech and TCL introduce pQDs to LCD technology in a pilot projet

Perovskite QD film developer Zhijing Nanotech updated that it recently concluded a successful pilot with TCL to produce 500 75-inch QD-enhanced LCD TVs with Zhijing's PQDF films.

TCL 75M10 TV with Zhijing Nanotech's perovskite film photo
The company reports that the TVs featured a wide color gamut, 147% BT709 - which is higher than most QD TV's on the market, and higher than TCL's original 75M10 TVs. The green Cadmium-free pQD films have excellent optical properties and offer lower cost compared to current QD solutions, according to Zhijing Nanotech.

LG's 2021 QNED TV range to feature mini-LED backlighting and QD films

LG announced its new QNED TV range for 2021, its top-of-the-line LCD TV for next year. The QNED TVs will adopt miniLED backlighting for increased contrast and a quantum dot film for increased color gamut.

LG QNED miniLED TV photo

LCD says that the miniLEDs and QD technology will improve its LCD TV picture quality - but it will still behind LG's flagship OLED TV technology. LG did not yet reveal the models themselves, but it says the maximum QNED TV size will be 85-inch.