US-based e-skin Displays demonstrated early prototypes of its plasmonic reflective displays at SID Display 2018. The displays combine a reflective plasmonic surface with liquid crystals. The wavelength of the absorption depends on the liquid crystal orientation near the interface.
The company, who's collaborating with Merck in this project, says that its reflective displays will offer the best color gamut in the industry and the best contrast. The flexible displays can be produced using existing LCD production infrastructure and the company hopes to show a full color display prototype in early 2019, and large 6-inch by 9 inch full-color display samples by the end of 2019.