The Terrapin® family of polyester and polycarbonate hardcoats is designed to be optically clear and highly resistant to scratching. Delivering a combination of high optical clarity, abrasion resistance, and excellent protection from chemical solvents and cleaners, Terrapin® is the preferred choice for opto-electronic devices. Typical applications include touchscreens, flat panel displays, cell phone windows, signature capture devices, and high-end overlays.
Available on either polyester or polycarbonate films, Tekra’s Terrapin offering includes two products, Terrapin S and Terrapin G. Providing good flexibility for thermoforming and enhanced pencil hardness, Terrapin S is often used in many touchscreen and lens applications. Like Terrapin S, Terrapin G also provides good flexibility, as well as the highest rating for pencil hardness and chemical resistance. Terrapin G also draws on nanotechnology to raise the bar for surface durability while retaining optical clarity. In addition, Terrapin G exhibits superior adhesion to a variety of sputter coated metals and oxides.