Oji Holdings and Mitsubishi Chemical jointly developed a transparent sheet made of wood-derived ultrafine fiber for the first time in the world. This fiber is about 1/20,000 as thick as a human hair and called cellulose nanofiber. Made of this nanometer size fiber and resin, the sheet will be used as the surface of a foldable organic EL. It will be scheduled to be put into practical use in 2016.
The newly developed sheet hardly shrinks even at a high temperature and has high degree of resistance against tension, in addition to being transparent and fordable. It is a product realized by Mitsubishi’s chemical processing technology and Oji’s papermaking technology. It will supposedly create demand for the material of organic EL and reinforcement material of resin. Oji has already started to ship samples.
A transparent sheet made of wood-derived ultrafine fiber
developed by Oji Holdings and Mitsubishi Chemical