Volume 94 Issue 32 | p. 12 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 8, 2016

Merck KGaA widens its LCD offering

Department: Business
Keywords: materials, displays, electronics, liquid crystals, quantum dots
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Merck researcher Harald Seibert studies the surface structure of an LCD substrate with an atomic force microscope.
Credit: Merck KGaA
A photo of Merck researcher Harald Seibert studying the surface structure of an LCD substrate with an atomic force microscope.
 
Merck researcher Harald Seibert studies the surface structure of an LCD substrate with an atomic force microscope.
Credit: Merck KGaA

Merck KGaA, the world’s top producer of liquid crystals used in displays, is strengthening its stake in the business. The German firm has signed a license agreement with the British firm Nanoco allowing Merck to produce cadmium-free quantum dots, which are used to enhance color in liquid crystal displays. Separately, Merck says it will spend $17 million to build a plant that produces liquid crystal windows. In June 2014, Merck acquired Peer+, a Dutch firm specializing in such windows, which can be electrically activated to control external light.

 
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