Samsung Will Add Polarizers In China | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 93 Issue 22 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 1, 2015

Samsung Will Add Polarizers In China

Department: Business
Keywords: LCD, polarizers, electronic materials

Samsung SDI will spend $180 million to build a plant in Wuxi, China, that makes polarizer films for large-screen liquid-crystal-display TVs. The facility, scheduled to open late next year, will have annual production capacity of 30 million to 40 million m2, about 10% of the entire polarizer market in 2014, Samsung says. Polarizers control display brightness, contrast, and other optical features. They are typically made from polyvinyl alcohol and cellulose acetate films, but Samsung recently launched polarizers that substitute cheaper polyethylene terephthalate for cellulose acetate.

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