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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Nitto Denko and 3M Develop Ultrathin Polarizing Film

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via NewsEdge Corporation

Nitto Denko and 3M announced they have jointly developed a new high-durability, ultrathin liquid crystal display (LCD) polarizing film that is approximately half the thickness of existing products and provides outstanding optical performance.

The new film combines Nitto Denko's durable, thin polarizer film and 3M's ultrathin reflective polarizer, branded Vikuiti advanced polarizing film. The result is a very thin polarizing film that provides higher brightness with no loss in viewing angle, as well as lower power consumption, than displays with no reflective polarizer. The features address the increasing need for thinner, more durable LCD panels for use in applications such as cell phones, MP3 players and automotive displays, the companies noted.

3M will supply its Vikuiti advanced polarizing film to Nitto Denko, which will manufacture the new products by combining the film with its own polarizer film for LCD panel makers. The film is expected to be commercially available in April.

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