|1991–1994||Basic principles of LCMO invented at F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., patent registered.|
|1994||Rolic is founded as a spin-off of F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.|
|1995||Technological breakthrough in photoalignment for LCDs through the invention of a process for light-induced spatial orientation of liquid crystals.|
|1996||Karl Nicklaus acquires Rolic.
An exclusive licence for manufacturing Rolic® LCMO materials is granted to Ciba.
|1997||Inventions in the field of novel optical elements for the high-security market are patented.|
|1998||Trendsetting development of new Rolic® LCMO photoalignment materials that are particularly suited for meeting the exacting demands of LCDs.|
|1999||Rolicure Pearl® security elements are invented and patented.|
|2000||Technology licences granted to selected industrial partners.|
|2003||Market launch of passive 3D displays with structured films on glass, applying the Rolic® LCMO-3D technology.|
|2004||Rolic builds up its own materials business.|
|2005||Start of development of Rolic® LCMO-LCD, working closely with leading LCD manufacturers.|
|2006||Product launch of extremely light-stable LCMO layers to increase the contrast of LCD projectors.|
|2007||Breakthrough in the development of Rolic® LCMO-LCD photoalignment materials for use in VA LCDs.|
|2008||Rolicure® security elements launched on the market.|
|2009||Rolic® LCMO photoalignment is in production of LCD televisions in the world’s most modern LCD production facility at Sharp.|
|2010||Rolic security elements protect pharmaceutical products from counterfeit.|
|2011||Market launch of passive 3D TVs with cost-effective structured films on foil, based on Rolic® LCMO-3D.|
|2012||World’s first banknote issued with a Secunote® security element based on Rolic LCMO technology.
Entrance into the new business field Organic Electronics.
|2013||Formation of business unit Organic Electronics.|
Foundation of Rolic Technologies B.V., the Netherlands.
|2014||Foundation of Rolic Technologies (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., China|
|2015||First sales of ready to use formulations for VA (vertical aligned ) LCDs|
|2017||Rolic becomes part of BASF group|