Prototype: Heraeus presents a groundbreaking improvement in touchscreen production – a flexible, fully functional 7 inch (17.8 cm) touch panel on a polyimide film substrate only 12 micrometers thick that serves as a curved sensor that controls an LCD display.
Heraeus developed the improvement for mass production of Clevios™-coated films in a collaborative research project with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI, Taiwan).
Through innovative material and system solutions, Heraeus is accelerating the development of flexible touchscreens, e.g. with Clevios, a conductive polymer that can be used in touch panels.
With printed electronics for displays fast drying surfaces are important, along with good conductivity of the applied silver pastes. An infrared module newly developed by Heraeus achieves this in a fraction of a second (0.32 s.), making it almost 2000 times faster than traditional drying processes with conventional heating plates or hot air.