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Electronics on Plastic by Laser Release (EPLaR) is a method for manufacturing flexible electrophoretic displays using conventional AM-LCD manufacturing equipment, avoiding the need to build new factories. The technology can also be used to manufacture flexible OLED displays using standard OLED fabrication facilities.[1]

The technology was developed by Philips Research and uses standard display glass as used in TFT-LCD processing plants. It is coated with a layer of polyimide using a standard spin-coating procedure used in the production of AM-LCD displays. This polyimide coating can now have a regular TFT matrix formed on top of it in a standard TFT processing plant to form the plastic display, which can then be removed using a laser to finish the display and the glass reused thus lowering the total cost of manufacture.[2]

The EPLaR process is licensed by Philips for use by Taiwan's Prime View International in its TFT manufacturing plants for manufacture of flexible plastic displays.[3]


  1. ^ "53.4: Ultra-Thin Flexible OLED Device". SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers -- May 2007 -- Volume 38, Issue 1, pp. 1599-1602. Retrieved 2007-12-03. 
  2. ^ "Interview with Dr. Eliav I. Haskal - Coordinator of European Project FLEXIDIS (Flexible Displays)". Archived from the original on 2007-09-10. Retrieved 2007-12-03. 
  3. ^ "Prime View goes prime time with flex displays". Retrieved 2007-12-03.