MacDermid Autotype is launching the Autotex Soft Touch hardcoated textured polyester film. This innovative material has been developed to provide what the company describes as a "uniquely soft tactile finish, combined with excellent resistance to surface wear and abrasion, and a wide range of chemicals and solvents."
With a fine flat matt or silky finish, Autotex Soft Touch is suitable for surface applications such as nameplates or membrane switches, wherever a high-quality tactile experience might be required. The film can be easily embossed to create domed switches that can withstand over 5million actuations. As well as maintaining formability and flexibility, Autotex Soft Touch is resistant to many different cleaning chemicals and solvents, offers exceptional image definition and compatibility with conventional and specialised screen inks, and can also be combined with MacDermid Autotype's high-performance Windotex lacquer to produce high-clarity display windows.
The new material complements MacDermid Autotype's existing range of textured films, giving product designers a comprehensive choice of finishes, including gloss, antiglare, fine, velvet, metallic effect (such as Autotex Steel) and now Soft Touch - all from a single supplier. The new finish provides an extremely cost-effective alternative to traditional methods of achieving a similar finish, such as spray coatings, giving screen printers and production engineers far greater control over product consistency and quality.
Autotex Soft Touch is being supplied in roll or sheet format and in thicknesses of either 150 or 200 microns. It is supported globally by MacDermid Autotype's network of sales offices and specialised distributors. Contact MacDermid Autotype now for more information about Autotex Soft Touch hardcoated textured polyester film