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Key product development based on cyclo olefin polymer for LCD-TV
Author(s): Yuichiro Konishi; Masahi Kobayashi; Kouhei Arakawa
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Paper Abstract

Cyclo Olefin Polymer (COP), which was developed by Zeon Corporation, is well known and used as an optical plastic in optical markets, having unique properties such as high light transmission, low water absorption, low birefringence etc. Optes Inc, who is ZEON CORPORATION's affiliate optical parts manufacturer, has succeeded in the development of high performance optical base films. These are used for retardation and polarizing films in LCD's (Liquid Crystal Displays), made from Cyclo Olefin Polymer with own film extrusion technologies. The Optical base film developed by Optes Inc has superior properties compared with those of existing products such as polycarbonate (PC), polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and Triacetate Cellulose (TAC) base in terms of low birefringence, high optical isotropy and high dimensional stability under high humidity and temperature conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6289, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization IX, 628905 (5 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.679837
Show Author Affiliations
Yuichiro Konishi, Zeon Chemicals L.P. (United States)
Masahi Kobayashi, Optes Inc. (Japan)
Kouhei Arakawa, Zeon Corp. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6289:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization IX
José M. Sasian; Mary G. Turner, Editor(s)

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