Samsung Display’s OLED panels for laptops has achieved the coveted green certification for low chemical emissions for its components for the first time in the industry.
Global safety science company UL certified Samsung Display’s nine laptop OLED panels – ranging from 13.3-inch to 16-inch which were featured in its latest Galaxy Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 260 – met the GREENGUARD Gold Certification standard.
The certification is awarded to products, including electronics and medical equipment, that meet UL’s volatile compounds (VOCs) and particle emission standards.
Samsung Display’s low chemical emissions laptop OLED panels minimised the use of plastic substrate sheets, which can be a main source of VOC emissions.
According to tests conducted by the company and UL, Samsung’s OLED panels reduced the emission of VOCs to around half of LCD emissions as a result of its self-illuminating structure which does not use the backlight – as the backlight, among LCD components, can be a major origin of VOCs for its use of multiple plastic substrate sheets.
Doug Lockard, Vice President and General Manager of UL’s retail and consumer products division said: “Low-chemical-emitting equipment is an important criterion for users when choosing IT devices.
“We congratulate Samsung Display for the achievement of their first GREENGUARD Certification for their Samsung OLED for laptops and for taking a meaningful step in their pursuit of more sustainable products.”