Bayer MaterialScience AG in Germany has invested $29 million to establish Lyttron Technology GmbH, a start-up company to produce electroluminescent films at Bayer’s headquarters site in Leverkusen.
Bayer MaterialScience AG in Germany has invested $29 million to establish Lyttron Technology GmbH, a start-up company to produce electroluminescent films at Bayer’s headquarters site in Leverkusen. These films light up when an electric current is applied. Previously this was only possible for flat surfaces, but Bayer’s technology enables the films to be molded into any shape. Bayer introduced the film first for illuminating the inside of women’s purses. A key market area is interior lighting of car glove compartments. Other applications include consumer goods such as cell phones.