Custom films and sensors for flexible and formable touch devices
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Canatu's products are based on a proprietary platform technology involving unique carbon nanomaterials and novel Roll-to-Roll production methods for their synthesis and patterned deposition.
Canatu produces and sells custom films and sensors for flexible and formable touch screens, displays, and touch sensitive surfaces. Canatu's products address the following drivers in today’s electronics industry:
- Differentiation via new design and functionality
- Cost saving
- Protecting the environment
Canatu's products enable exciting touch features on flexible and 3D shaped devices with a simple device structure that results in thin form factor and clear costs benefits. Canatu helps replacing the currently widely used transparent conductive material Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) which contains the toxic and increasingly scarce rare earth metal, indium.
Canatu sells its touch sensors directly to touch module vendors and display manufacturers for on-cell integration. The touch sensor typically consists of a plastic substrate (e.g. PET) with one or more patterned Carbon NanoBud® transparent conductor layers and auxiliary film layers such as patterned metallic conductor traces. Touch modules with cover glass, mechanics, controller IC, and electronics on the flexible circuit board are manufactured and sold by Canatu's touch module customers. Canatu's sensors are typically designed to meet custom specifications by Original Equipment Manufacturers and Canatu's direct customers.
Today, Canatu's sensors are produced on flexible plastic substrate such as PET. These sensors are delivered in sheet or roll form. Canatu is currently developing processes for producing sensors on glass substrates.