As a leading distributor of plastic film for membrane touch switches, we are proud to offer this product to manufacturers throughout North America. Durable, scratch-resistant, and chemical-resistant film is required to keep these products protected and looking like new for years.
These switches are commonly used for custom graphic overlays, rubber keypad assemblies, technology within manufacturing facilities, household products, signage, labels, microwave oven panels, HVAC panels, and much more. Such equipment, technology, and tools typically get plenty of use. Therefore, they require a long-lasting, durable overlay that resists chemicals, temperature changes, and rugged handling.
Two of the most commonly used plastic films for membrane touch switches are PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) and PET (polyethylene terephthalate).
PBT Film for Membrane Touch Switches
As a heat-and chemical-resistant crystalline polymer with dimensional stability, PBT is a reliable solution for membrane touch switches, and an affordable option that is frequently used within the printed graphics and transportation industries.
In addition to these benefits, it has a high molecular weight, electrical resistance, and a low shrinkage rate, helping to ensure the quality and appearance of the overlay for the long run. It can also block UV rays, making it ideal for outdoor use for electronics and automotive parts.
PolymerFilms is proud to offerPBT plastic film from leading manufacturers such as SABIC.
PET Film for Switch Overlay
A second option for the overlay of membrane touch switches is PET film. As a thermoplastic polymer that may be in crystal form or defined shapes, it provides an environmentally friendly solution for membrane switch overlays.
PolymerFilms distributes PET film from leading global manufacturers such as DuPont Teijin Films, TC Transcontinental*, MacDermid*, and Polyplex.
PET is available in clear, glossy, matte, and hazy finishes, and the textures range from smooth to rough depending on your needs. Along with anti-fog and anti-glare properties, its benefits include optical clarity, chemical resistance, and durability, making it ideal for electrical switches.
*TC Transcontinental reflex PET is only available in US locations. MacDermid AutoType Series is only available in Canada locations.
Film Solutions from Our Plastics Distribution Company
Choosing high-quality, durable plastic film for membrane touch switches is a must in today’s modern world. Given the abundant use of technology in households and businesses around the globe, the need for reliable and aesthetically pleasing switches continues to increase.
From appliance switches and computer keyboards to toys and TV remote controls, PBT and PET films keep the switches cleaner, neater, and more attractive in appearance. Durable plastic film overlays are also essential throughout the manufacturing and engineering industries in order to protect switches from damage due to wear-and-tear.
If you’re looking for a plastic film distributor that can provide all of these benefits, look no further than PolymerFilms. Our organization is exclusively a plastic film distributor that serves clients in a wide array of industries, from medical devices and printed electronics to sign and display applications. Our large inventory allows us to provide solutions that cater to our clients’ specific needs, and our knowledgeable team is always happy to provide guidance and expertise. We even have access to in-house conversion equipment, which allows us to convert film products to suit the specific needs of each application. Our five distribution centers are spread throughout North America to ensure fast quotes and turnaround times, along with friendly and personalized service. Visit our website to request a free consultation and see what type of difference a quality plastic film manufacturer can make.
Note: MacDermid Autotype products is only available in the PolymerFilms Canada location