Canatu Delivers the First CNB Film Roll

Canatu, a leading manufacturer of zero reflectance and flexible transparent conductive films and touch sensors, is delivering its first order of CNB™ (Carbon NanoBud®) Film in roll format to an Asian touch module manufacturer.

Canatu has successfully completed installation of a roll-to-roll manufacturing line for manufacturing of continuous rolls of transparent conductive films based on Canatu’s proprietary material Carbon NanoBud® (CNB™ Films).

The first order produced with Canatu’s roll-to-roll equipment is supplied to an Asian touch module manufacturer for an industrial electronics product.

Canatu’s manufacturing method for the CNB Films is called Direct Dry Printing®. In the process Carbon NanoBud aerosol flow is conducted directly on to the flexible substrate to produce homogenous, un-patterned depositions of CNB Films. The rolls can be up to 600 mm wide and they are offered with sheet resistivities ranging from 75 ohm/square to hundreds of ohms/square. Substrate thicknesses are from 25µm upwards

Canatu’s CNB Film capacity will be incrementally increased during the year 2015 by adding new modules to the roll-to-roll production line based on the growing customer need.

“There is a growing interest towards flat, flexible, bendable and stretchable high contrast touch sensors. To satisfy this demand, we have now ramped up our roll-to-roll capabilities to produce CNB Film in high volumes,” says Risto Vuohelainen, CEO at Canatu. “We are also proud to announce our first customer order of the CNB Film produced with our new roll-to-roll manufacturing line,” continues Vuohelainen.

Canatu’s CNB Film provides superior optical performance for flat, flexible and formable touch screens, displays and touch-sensitive surfaces. CNB Films are used in capacitive and resistive touch sensors for portable devices such as mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, wearable consumer devices, white goods, home appliances and automotive center consoles.

Roll-to-roll manufacturing line

For additional information, please contact:

Erkki Soininen, Vice President Marketing and Sales, Canatu Oy, tel. +358-40-574-1504, erkki.soininen@canatu.com

About Canatu

Canatu is a leading developer and manufacturer of transparent conductive films and touch sensors for an entirely new class of touch applications. Canatu’s transparent conductive films and touch sensors are based on a new type of carbon nanomaterial (Carbon NanoBud®), and a new, single-step manufacturing process combining aerosol synthesis of CNB material and Roll-to-Roll deposition by Direct Dry Printing®. Canatu offers consumer electronics companies the ultimate design freedom with its innovative patents.