APC provides cutting edge lamination enhancement for AMLCDs, OLED Displays and backlight solutions. APC maintains a state-of-the-art class 1000+ clean room facility which is temperature/humidity controlled and equipped with automated laminating and de-laminating equipment. APC leads the industry in Large Area Display technology and has the capability to laminate AMLCD’s up to 22″ (diagonal).
Lamination is the process of adjoining two or more like or unlike materials together. In the Display Industry, typical laminations consist of optical polarizer laminations to the AMLCD glass surface or the addition of an anti-reflective optic laminated to the top polarizer of an AMLCD. APC designs and selects index matched materials in order to minimize the reflective properties of the resulting laminated optic.
APC Displays lamination list of enhancements:
- Anti-reflective film (AR Film) or Cover-Glass
- Thin-Film Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) Coated Optics (Utilized for Heater and/or EMI Shielding)
- AMLCD Polarizer Films (variety of configuration options)
- Specialty Films
- DBEF Polarizer Films
- Rear Specular Enhancement Films
APC utilizes wet-bond lamination adhesives when bonding a cover-glass optic to an AMLCD panel. This offers many performance advantages over traditional dry-film lamination adhesives, particularly with regard to cell stress and the optical uniformity properties of the resulting laminated cell assembly. With a dry-film lamination adhesive, any imperfections in cover-glass flatness are passed on to the thinner AMLCD panel. This will, in turn, create mechanical stress on the AMLCD cell which results in pressure spots and visual differences in luminance over the surface of the display (typically manifested as display non-uniformity most visible in gray shades). Whereas with a wet-bond lamination method, APC is able to customize lamination adhesive selection and bond-line in order to optimize the lamination process for a particular product or application minimizing stress on the AMLCD cell for optimum display performance.