Canatu Partners with iTouchWorks of Shenzhen for Cost Effective CNB™ Touch Modules
Canatu, a leading manufacturer of zero reflectance and flexible transparent conductive films and touch sensors, partners with iTouchworks Optoelectronics Co., Ltd, a manufacturer of cost-effective high–performance capacitive touch modules, to provide a turnkey solution for high volume CNB™ (Carbon NanoBud®) touch sensor and module manufacturing in Asia.
Canatu has qualified iTouchWorks as its official partner for producing CNB™ Film based touch sensors. Through Canatu’s Sensor Qualification Program, iTouchWorks has proven its capability to laser pattern CNB™ Films and to produce high-performance projected capacitive touch sensors used in flat or flexible touch screens.
After having conducted extensive tests, iTouchWorks has selected to add CNB™ Film based touch sensors to its product offering due to the superior optical performance of CNB™ Films at a competitive cost.
This partnership offers original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in portable and wearable consumer devices an easy and fast access to CNB™ touch module mass manufacturing in Asia. iTouchWorks has 600 employees and its manufacturing plants are located in Shenzhen, China.
iTouchWorks’ manufacturing plant in Shenzhen has a capacity for 1.5 million touch modules per month. Canatu produces the CNB™ Films in Helsinki, Finland and iTouchWorks makes the modules by laser patterning, FPC bonding and substrate lamination.
“The cooperation with iTouchWorks gives our customers a direct route to high volumes of CNB™ touch modules out of China,” says Risto Vuohelainen, CEO at Canatu. “Our joint focus is to provide our customers with high contrast touch screens and a quick access to volume manufacturing,” continues Vuohelainen.
“With Canatu’s innovative touch technology we are able to open up totally new kinds of product possibilities for our customers,” says Leo Chen, President at iTouchworks. “By combining Canatu’s touch technology with our mass manufacturing capabilities in China, our customers can benefit from the fast route to touch display products with enhanced product features,” comments Chen.
Canatu’s touch technology is based on a new type of carbon nanomaterial which is not limited by the brittleness or metal fatigue associated with more traditional ITO (Indium Tin Oxide) and metal mesh structures used in majority of the touch display products currently. CNB™ Films result in touch displays with high contrast, crisp images, vivid colors and invisible touch sensor patterns. Moreover, CNB™ Films are highly foldable down to bending radii below 1mm, making them suitable for all kinds of curved, flexed or rolled touch display solutions.
For additional information, please contact:
Erkki Soininen, Vice President Marketing and Sales, Canatu Oy, tel. +358-40-574-1504, erkki.soininen(at)canatu.com
Leo Chen, President, iTouchWorks, tel. +139 2893 2891, leoc(at)itouchworks.com
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.
iTouchWorks is a forward thinking company. Our mission is to provide the society with cultural and economical value through the products and services based on touching technology as our core competency. Our Team devote to Shaping a Touch-Oriented World.