Nanoco Group plc has received its first commercial order for its cadmium-free quantum dot technology from Wah Hong Industrial Corp., a maker of optical films and sheets for next-generation displays.
Wah Hong will convert the quantum dot resin products into films and supply them to OEMs for use in television and monitors. These display products will appear on the international display market beginning in the second half of this year.
Furthermore, Nanoco says its cadmium-free quantum dot technology is being evaluated in 16 active TV and monitor programs with 13 major OEMs.
“In light of increasing global regulations restricting the use of cadmium, including the imminent ban by the European Commission of cadmium in display products, manufacturers across the world are seeking more sustainable solutions that still deliver outstanding color performance,” said Dr. Michael Edelman, CEO of Nanoco.
Cadmium is one of six toxic substances banned from use in Europe in electrical and electronic equipment by the European Union’s Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive.