3D touch surfaces for intuitive user experience

Unlimited possibilities for design and function

If you are in the need of transparent, 3D touch surfaces, you are in the right place. Canatu’s unique films and sensors bring the interaction to the next level for 3D shaped solutions in different industries. We help you to create revolutionary touch surfaces for future’s electric vehicles, self driving cars, consumer electronics, to name a few possibilities.

Design Freedom

Canatu products offer unlimited possibilities to design sleek and aesthetic automotive interiors. The 3D shaped functionalities can be hidden until needed creating an unobtrusive in-car experience. The replacement of mechanical buttons with thin touch surfaces maximizes the cabin room for better comfort. The possibility to Film-insert-mold (FIM) the sensors helps to create seamless and robust structures for automotive needs. Canatu materials can be stretched, offering also wide possibilities to consumer electronics designs and wearables.

Canatu 3D touch passenger display

Intuitive User Experience

Canatu brings surfaces to life, presenting highly innovative interface between the driver and vehicle. Touch on 3D surfaces, like grooved finger guides on displays, convex buttons, concave sliders and so on, result in natural user interaction. Intuitive, tactile sensing enables minimal driver distraction and improved safety while driving. In the future’s autonomous cars, there will be different modes of driving, requiring multifunctional surfaces and tailoring possibilities of the interiors.

Canatu 3D touch steering wheel

Superior Technology

Canatu’s CNB™ films and touch sensors are highly stretchable and bendable, making extreme 3D shapes possible. Transparency and high optical performance – the zero reflectance and haze – ensure high contrast and readability even in direct sunlight. The three-dimensional thin form offers possibilities to seamless design, lighter and robust structures, and greater space utilization compared to traditional, mechanical buttons. The decrease in weight of parts is essential for the electric vehicles and the robust in-molding technology decreases the amount of parts and assembly times in automotive manufacturing.