BUSINESS

Merck showcases automotive solutions at Frankfurt motor show

By Shin Ji-hye
  • Published : Sept 19, 2017 - 12:20
  • Updated : Sept 19, 2017 - 12:21


The US science and technology firm Merck said Monday it is participating for the first time in the International Motor Show that began last week, presenting its solutions for the automotive industry that enhance functionality and aesthetics in automotive engineering.

The International Motor Show began Thursday in Frankfurt, Germany, and will run for 10 days.

Merck said its presentations for the automotive industry include materials for lighting systems, sunroofs, free-form displays and smart antennas, as well as coatings for interior and exterior applications.

“With our products, we want to help automotive manufacturers and suppliers provide their customers with cutting-edge products and applications,” said Stefan Oschmann, CEO of Merck.

Merck also showcases its smart liquid crystal and organic light-emitting diode materials for vehicle lighting, an integral component of innovative lighting solutions. Headlights with liquid crystal shutters go one step further than conventional systems by adjusting the light distribution as needed in real time, the firm said. 

By Shin Ji-hye (shinjh@heraldcorp.com)