Ink manufacturer brings expertise from membrane switches to the field of capacitive touch interfaces.
David Savastano, Editor10.05.16
Touchscreens are an interesting opportunity for the field of printed electronics. As home appliances become “smarter,” consumers expect more from their devices. Touchscreens are the interface that allows users to use their smart phones and tablets, and program their refrigerators, washers and dryers, ovens and much more.
Ink manufacturers have been working with membrane switch manufacturers for years, and are developing inks that can now provide more functionality.
Headquartered near Stuttgart, Germany, Marabu GmbH & Co. KG is a leading global manufacturer of screen, digital and pad printing inks. Katharina Rogner, marketing and communication, Printing Inks for Marabu GmbH & Co. KG, said that the company’s inks are used for membrane switches as well as home appliances, which led Marabu to look into the touchscreen field.
“Manufacturers of membrane switches with whom we’re working successfully for a long time are a key mar
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