It’s a demanding fast-paced marketplace and Tekra embraces the challenge. For more than three decades, Tekra has been perfecting its portfolio of coatings, films, adhesives and inks to be properly paired and aligned with the specificity and quality required in membrane switch manufacturing.
Tekra’s commitment to providing only the highest quality materials has made them the “go to” supplier for membrane switch materials.
The Tekra difference is threefold.
From appliances to electronics and beyond, Tekra’s comprehensive knowledge of which components it takes for successful membrane switch outcomes is unmatched.
As the leading distributor of quality engineered plastics, 3M adhesives, and spacers, advanced hardcoated films and conductive inks, Tekra often works in collaboration with customers from prototype to production.
Our customers put our 30+ years of membrane switch experience to work for them. They know Tekra will help distinguish and guide them if a 7mil polyester thickness is best for an application or choosing a thicker hard coated optically clear polycarbonate film at 10mil would better serve the switch design. Taking the time to explore small variances in films and coatings can make big differences in the end result and ultimately leads to better outcomes.
Membrane switches need to withstand high stresses from repetitive use and exposure to a wide variety of environments and conditions. At Tekra, we recognize the importance. Our fully staffed testing lab is committed to maximizing the durability and quality of our switch components. Results of arduous testing are uniformly shared within the Tekra team.
Having pioneered the hardcoat market, Tekra has accumulated a wealth of knowledge. Continual rigorous testing ensures the knowledge stays current and works to our customers’ benefit. Tekra hardcoat products undergo a variety of application scenario tests from how they withstand abrasion and scratching, perform in printing and die cutting, to how well they maintain resistance to chemicals and UV radiation.
The full line of Tekra products has been scrutinized for performance by the Tekra lab and field tested. Each product is tested to understand switch durability, endurance and longevity. Whether your product needs to hold up to tens of thousands or millions of touches, a Tekra representative can provide you the science on the flex and actuation life of a particular coated film.
Tekra representatives have it down to a science … from specifying the right materials for membrane switch applications to having expertise in print processes -- and how those processes interact with our products and with our microcircuitry inks.
Tekra offers custom options including films with different gloss levels (high gloss to exceptional matte finishes) to textured coatings with a unique look and feel. With our ability to laminate multiple adhesive constructions, we can build spacer and assembly layers of almost any configuration.
Depending on your need, it could mean a JIT film or adhesive item or a custom solution designed to your exact application requirement.
Find your Membrane Switch component solutions with Tekra. Contact us to explore the options and to obtain samples.
For each layer including the films, coatings, spacers and adhesives, we want to ensure our customers get what they need. Tekra products most utilized for membrane switch applications include:
Digital Printing Film:
Hardcoat Polyester & Polycarbonate Films: