3D formable touch solutions for intuitive user experience

Unlimited possibilities to create touch surfaces

If you are in the need of formable touch features for any 3D shaped devices, you are in the right place. Canatu’s unique film and sensor solutions bring the interaction to the next level for 3D shaped and double curved devices in different industries. We help you to create revolutionary products.

Design Freedom

Canatu products combined with thermoforming, optical bonding and injection molding create unlimited possibilities for you to design innovative seamless and robust structures to any surface.

Intuitive User Experience

Canatu brings surfaces to life. Touch on 3D surfaces, like finger guides, results in natural user interaction. Intuitive tactile solutions enable non-distracted usability in all devices as well as improved safety in driving.

Superior Technology

Canatu’s touch products are highly stretchable and bendable. The high optical performance – the zero reflectance and haze – ensures high contrast and readability even in direct sunlight. The 3D thin form offers seamless design, lighter and robust structures, and greater space utilization compared to traditional technology. The unique CNB™ technology supports both ecological and sustainable manufacturing.

Automotive

The challenge of the icon based touch interfaces is the requirement of full attention of the driver. Canatu aims to not only have seamless designs but also safety for the drivers. The unique CNB free form film and sensor technologies enable the designers a freedom to bring the car interior to life, with revolutionary solutions such as 3D touch surfaces and finger guides. The driver can find and feel the finger guides intuitively without an extreme attention, meaning the driver can use the controls effortlessly, while keeping his focus on driving.

The unique combination of stretching and bending capabilities free the designers to create the car interiors exceptional experience and designs with the latest technologies. The user experience also remains future proof due to the upgrade possibilities of new technologies.

Large surfaces with good conductivity, excellent optical performance in direct sunlight and better ergonomics are only few of the improved user experience gains. This also enables lighter structures and greater space utilization compared to traditional technologies.

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Additional use possibilities of Canatu technology in automotive interior

Back seat entertainment displays: Utilize CNB free form film to make your back seat display seamlessly integrated to the shape of the seat, make the touch interface ergonomically reachable, have a perfect viewing experience even in sun light. It can be hidden till lit due to CNB material benefit that it does not reflect light back.

Overhead console: Utilize CNB fixed (or curved) or free form film to make intuitive 3D touch controls, with thin and light structure. Get the perfect true white color due to minimal CNB film color shift.

Keys: Car keys are getting smart and multifunctional. Utilize the CNB free form film to make smart keys beautifully designed and intuitive to use.

Consumer electronics

Consumer electronics such as VR/AR controllers and wearable devices benefit from Canatu’s state-of-the-art solutions which offer 3D shaped capacitive touch sensor with multi-touch applications and excellent formability.

A touch sensor can be added even to the sharpest edges of consumer electronics devices – creating completely new design possibilities and improving the user experience to next level.

High optical performance is gained through complete sensor pattern invisibility and superior light transmission through the active CNB sensor layers. High display contrast directly translates to better visual user experience particularly in bright ambient conditions such as bright offices, vehicles, and outdoors.

Canatu sensors can be used in, but not limited to

  • VR/AR/Game Controllers
  • Concave and convex smart watches and activity trackers
  • Bended wearables
  • White goods
  • Navigation devices
  • Tablets and e-Readers