New electronic devices coming to market need to be more than just faster … they need to be slimmer, lighter, and stand up to punishing usage. Tekra and our supply partners are at the forefront of answering the need.
In fact, Tekra and our strategic supply partners have been catalysts for improving end product performance and visual design. Ultimately, it's earned our customer's products competitive differentiation. We're proud to be a part of such dynamic solutions.
As the usage of these products increase, more protection is expected of the digital displays. Constant daily use necessitates durable screens with excellent scratch and chemical resistance. With improved resolution has come the demand for increased clarity, improved glare reduction, and greater light transmission.
Films, coatings and adhesives available from Tekra have been extensively tested and researched to ensure durability and consistent performance. We offer a wide portfolio of specialty films and hardcoats which are adaptable to a variety of harsh environments and offer dimensional stability. Coated offerings include:
Tekra proprietary hardcoated films increase product longevity and reduce product replacement costs. Plus our coated films are light. They don't weigh down the final end product like their glass counterparts. What's more … Tekra films are less expensive and easier to handle in the manufacturing process.
When a film and coating are not correctly matched, the effect is a refracting of light, often called a iridescence or rainbow effect. Tekra's R&D department has applied its research and testing acumen to our many coated films to eliminate the occurrence of this refracting phenomenon. Alleviating the rainbow effect is especially important in the production of films for computer and digital displays as optical clarity is top priority.
Since Tekra has decades of experience in applying coated film technology, we have a wide array of available solutions for protecting today's devices. A Tekra representative can guide you to the right film and coating specification for your project – many are JIT.
Yet as computer and digital display innovation is constantly evolving, there sometimes is a necessity for custom solutions. From coatings to reduce glare or smudging to our custom converting capabilities, Tekra is able to provide customers with the right size and type of film with a custom coating if needed.
Polyester films are a popular choice for digital displays because they are lightweight, easy to handle, and have outstanding optical and chemical resistance – especially when compared to other substrates. Tekra offers high-quality films; DuPont Teijin Films™ Melinex and Mylar polyester films. Display applications requiring layers of 10 mils or greater in thickness often call for LEXAN™ Polycarbonate from SABIC Innovative Plastics, another Tekra supply partner.
Which film to use comes down to the desired final design. Request a sample or call Tekra to talk options.
Coated Film Solutions and Adhesives for Computer and Digital Display Products
Tekra products help achieve the brightness, energy efficiency, scratch resistance, clarity and durability expected by consumers. The choices for the Computer and Digital Display marketplace are plentiful.
DTF Melinex® PET films are ideal for polyester display applications due to excellent optical clarity and handling. In heat based processes, Melinex® ST is thermo-stabilized to reduce shrinking and distortion caused by high temperatures.
LEXAN™ polycarbonate films are characterized by optical clarity and mechanical strength at increased thicknesses. Films are available with a clear, smooth and polished surface on both sides; others combine surface textures including microreplicated finishes for management of light transmission.
Proprietary Hardcoats by Tekra can be applied to films in a variety of ways. You can coat a single side with a particular treatment and the opposite side with another. Our film and coating options include: optically clear, anti-glare, light-diffusing and anti-newton ring products.
3M™ optically clear adhesive transfer tapes and double coat formats are available through Tekra. Products are formulated for optimal bonding to a variety of substrates and to match specific project requirements including outgassing resistance and anti-whitening properties.
Hardcoat Polyester & Polycarbonate Films: