Commercialization of Samsung’s flexible OLED display technology has been pushed back due to issues surrounding the encapsulation method.

Samsung adopted Vitex System’s encapsulation technology at the end of 2011, but Vitex System’s method isn’t providing Samsung with a short enough manufacturing time.  Therefore, Samsung will, instead, investigate other possibilities before pushing for mass production of its flexible OLED.

“As we have accumulated expertise in this field, progress is being made in substrates as well as encapsulation technology.  We have developed a new technology that can shorten the encapsulation process to less than two minutes by using the Vitex System-developed encapsulation technology,” according to Samsung Display.

OLEDs are susceptible to moisture and oxygen, which is why encapsulations are required for the displays to be commercial-ready.