Forming, printing, bending, thermal hardening, drilling and carving - the possibilities for glass surfaces on Zytronic touch systems are almost limitless.
Touch screen glass processing

Customized touch screens for every requirement

Zytronic takes the flexibility of projected capacitive touch technology to the next level. With years of experience and extensive in-house glass processing facilities, Zytronic is able to produce touchscreen glass in almost unlimited shapes, print borders, logos and other features on the back of the glass, bend glass to produce curved touch sensors and thermally temper glass to meet international safety standards.

Edge profiling

Touchscreens can be ground, chamfered and radiused in different styles at their edges and corners to protect against breakage, or to create a unique design aesthetic. Additionally, the glass edges can be polished for exposed edge design touchscreens.


Drilling holes and slots

Increasingly, designers want to create completely flat, seamless user interfaces where all peripheral modules such as credit card readers, ticket printers or NFC detectors are hidden behind the touchscreen surface. The customizability of projected capacitive touch technology ensures that Zytronic can design and manufacture such touch sensors in a limitless range of shapes and sizes. 3- and 5-axis CNC equipment allows to cut, profile, drill and mold touchscreen glass into unique shapes - just as the system designer desires.


Screen Printing

Semi-automatic screen-printing machines allow us to deliver printed touch sensors up to approximately 90 inches diagonal. Almost any colour can be printed if a Pantone/RAL reference number is provided. If accurate Pantone colour reproduction is important, we recommend using low-iron glass as the touch screen substrate to minimize the green cast of the iron when looking through the sensor. A range of ceramic and polymer-based inks are used, depending on whether the application requires scratch resistance (ceramic inks) or a wider colour gamut (polymer).


Thermal bending

As more and more displays become available in curved formats, system designers are seeking to integrate them into commercial touchscreen applications. Whether it is to improve the user experience by creating a "wraparound" effect around the user, or to differentiate the overall appearance of the system. Within Zytronic's comprehensive glass processing facility, they have multiple bending ovens where glass and other touchscreen materials can be thermally formed into specific radii according to customer requirements. The bent substrates are then processed into touch sensors in state-of-the-art clean rooms.

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