PPG Industries Corp. has completed a $15 million investment in Barberton, Ohio, to make materials for electronics customer University Displays Corp.
The investment was announced in February.
Universal Displays of Ewing, N.J., is a supplier of phosphorescent organic LED materials, which it called PHOLED, which are used to make "high-performance, thin, energy-efficient displays" for products like consumer electronics, according to a news release.
Pittsburgh-based PPG makes Universal Display's PHOLED emitter materials at the Barberton location, and the investment doubled commercial production capacity. The release notes that it will also mean the addition of 20 jobs at the plant, where there are currently about 160 employees.
PPG' polyolefin-based Teslin is used for the flexible substrate while its urethane-based Trivex goes into lenses.
"PPG is incredibly proud to unveil the new OLED materials production unit," Michael McGarry, PPG chairman and CEO, said in the release. "This facility showcases the dedication and commitment of our teams to deliver high-quality materials and innovative technologies. We are excited to partner with UDC on this expansion and we look forward to many more years of continued success together."