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QD Vision Applauds EC's ROH2 Exemption For Cadmium-Based Quantum Dots

'The use of quantum dots in displays has a positive overall impact due to their low energy consumption'

QD Vision, a manufacturer of quantum dots for displays, has announced that the European Commission has granted an exemption to the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS 2) Directive for Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE)for cadmium based semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots for use in display lighting applications.

As stated in the official European Commission Delegated Directive, "Colour converting LEDs using quantum dots have significant advantages regarding energy efficiency and colour performance. Quantum dots are already used in displays and are likely to be introduced in illumination applications in the coming years. The use of quantum dots in displays has a positive overall impact due to their low energy consumption. The use of cadmium in downshifting cadmium based semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots for use in display lighting applications should therefore be exempted from the prohibition until 30 June 2018," according to the European Commission.

"This RoHS exemption underscores what we've been proving both scientifically and in the market for years: QD Vision's Color IQ technology is safe for the environment, safe to manufacture, and safe for consumers to enjoy in their televisions and other displays," said Seth Coe-Sullivan, co-founder and CTO of QD Vision. "Cadmium-based quantum dots achieve the highest energy efficiency, colour quality, and reliability specifications amongst all wide color gamut technologies available."

QD Vision has also been recognised for its green manufacturing processes, having won the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - the highest domestic honour in the field. The company was recognised for its 'green chemistry' approach to quantum dot technology for energy-efficient commercial display and lighting products.

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