Industrial scale-up of Light-emitting Electrochemical cell (LEC) technology for lighting devices
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||December 2016 - July 2017|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the project was to verify the technical and economical viability for upscaling manufacturing of LEC-patches. The project showed that drying and encapsulation can be performed with materials and processes compatible with roll-to-roll manufacturing. The project also verified that potential customers are interested to procure LEC-patches at the prices predicted by our economic models, creating reasonable margins for LunaLEC.
Expected results and effects
In the verifications of drying and encapsulations, we have identified processes and materials that have worked so well that we will use them as the default systems for further adaption to the roll-to-roll process. The financial projections and market surveys performed create a solid foundation for an application to the Phase 2 of the H2020 SME program in October.
Planned approach and implementation
LunaLEC has during the project tested a variety of different processes and materials in the existing proprietary manual batch equipment. Instead of creating the best LECs, the focus has been to facilitate a scalable process. These tests have been performed at the company site in Umeå, Sweden. During the project, there has also been a dialogue with a number of potential customers, partners and suppliers regarding the future costs and revenue potential. These discussions have been performed by mail, phone and through site visits.