CNB™ In-Mold Film

CNB™ In-Mold Film
Transparent conductive film optimized for 3D formed capacitive touch displays and touch surfaces in
smart watches, white goods control panels, automobile center consoles and dashboards, connected
user interface devices and curved portable electronic devices. CNB™ In-Mold Films can be easily
formed into shape using standard industrial In-Mold processes such as Film Insert Molding (FIM).
CNB™ In-Mold Film benefits:
Next generation 3D formed touch devices:
Enables new creative industrial designs
• With bending radius below 1mm and stretchability up to
120% CNB™ In-Mold Films enable virtually unlimited
design freedom
• Mobile phones with touch on curved edges
• Smart watches with touch on curved and
flexible surface
• Shaped user interface panels for white
• Curved car dashboards and center consoles
• Input devices with 3D shapes (e.g.mouse)
• Game devices with touch
Replaces mechanical controls with touch
Simple sensor manufacturing process
• Using industry standard processes for thermo-forming
and injection molding
CNB™ In-Mold Film
Sheet Resistivity
Touch surface
CNB™ In-Mold-Film
Normalized CNB™
100 Ω / □
150 Ω / □
300 Ω / □
CNB™ In-Mold Film in laminated stack, using PC (polycarbonate)
as the film substrate.
Decorative ink
Polycarbonate substrate
CNB™ layer
In-Mold Film
Ag traces
Over-molded plastic
Typical 1-layer structure for 3D formed CNB™ touch sensor with
1mm bend radius
CNB™ In-Mold touch sensor with sharp edges and deep strech. Locally streched 120% while maintaining high conductivity. 90◦ bending, with bending
radius as low as 1 mm.
Demonstrator for 3D shaped transparent CNB™ sensor using Industry-standard forming and injection molding processes: Pressure forming,
Film Insert Molding (IMD).
Standard CNB™ In-Mold Film substrate is 250 µm PC (polycarbonate). CNB™ In-Mold Films can be delivered in various
custom configurations including custom substrates with decorative inks and various CNB™ layer sheet resistivities.
For further information regarding CNB™ In-Mold Films, please contact us at [email protected]
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 NanoBud® material and Roll-to-Roll deposition by Direct Dry
Printing®. Canatu offers consumer electronics companies increasing design freedom with its innovative
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