Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.

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  • Shinkawa 2-chome 27-1
  • 104-8260 Chuo-ku, Tokyo
  • Japan

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Sumitomo Chemical is devoting our efforts to the development of polymer organic light emitting diodes (PLEDs), which are gaining attention as a next-generation lighting technology.

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In 1989 Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (Sumitomo Chemical) launched polymer OLED (PLED) research. In 2005 Sumitomo Chemical and Cambridge Display Technology Ltd. (CDT) formed a strategic partnership (JV) in PLED development.

In recent years, Sumitomo Chemical has accelerated PLED R&D market penetration by acquiring CDT as a subsidiary in 2007, followed by the opening of a new research institute, the Electronic Devices Development Center, in Ehime (2008).

In 2011 Tsukuba Research Laboratory was reorganized into Advanced Materials Research Laboratory and Tsukuba Material Development Laboratory, where PLED R&D is currently based.

We are expanding in the field of printed electronics, with initiatives in PLED lighting, PLED materials for displays, polymer photovoltaic cells, and organic semiconductors.

Exhibitor at the following trade fair

Light+Building 2016

13.03.2016 - 18.03.2016 Hall: 4.1 Stand: D 10