Membrane touch switch materials are used in manufacturing of various membrane touch switches. The membrane touch switch materials form different layers in the construction of a membrane switch. A membrane touch switch can have two or more layers depending on the application and the membrane touch switch materials used. The membrane touch switch materials vary according to the layer type. The most preferred membrane touch switch materials in the layers include: polyester, metal dome, polyimide, aluminum and steel. Membrane touch switch materials possess various functional properties such as high temperature resistance, good printability with no pre-treatment and better dimensional stability. The membrane touch switch materials are compatible with UV curing screen inks and solvents. The membrane touch switch materials such as polyester are applied with UV cured, flexible, chemically bonded and textured coating in order to enhance the efficiency of the membrane touch switch materials. The membrane touch switch materials have a wide range of end use applications such as electro luminescence lamps, touchpad, sensors, membrane touch switches, industrial control systems, digitizers and potentiometers. Strong adhesion, flexibility and high conductivity offered by membrane touch switch materials has enabled the usage of membrane touch switch materials in aerospace and military applications.
The growth of aerospace industry owing to the latest technological advancements is expected to drive the membrane touch switch materials market. The growth of electronics industry is expected to boost the sales of membrane touch switch materials in near future. Low shelf life of some of the membrane touch switch materials such as polyester films is expected to help in the market growth of membrane touch switch materials.
The use of specialty membrane touch switch materials such as adhesives offered by 3M are expected to set a new trend in the membrane touch switch materials market. The high cost offered by the isolated storage conditions of membrane touch switch materials is expected to slow down the market growth of the membrane touch switch materials.
The membrane touch switch materials market is segmented on the following basis:
Membrane touch switch materials by material type:
- Stainless Steel
Membrane touch switch materials by layer type:
- Graphic Layer
- Membrane Layer
- Rigid Layer
- Static Layer
- Tactile layer
Membrane touch switch materials by end use industry
- Consumer Goods
North America region has witnessed an appreciable growth in the military and electronics industry in recent years. The region also has a good scope of growth for the aerospace industry owing to the high investments and presence of key players in the region. The growth of these industries in North America is expected to drive the market of membrane touch switch materials in near future. The sales of membrane touch switch materials in APEJ are expected to witness a huge growth. The growth of electronics and aerospace industries in India and China is expected to be the key driver for the growth of membrane touch switch materials in the APEJ region. Latin America region with its moderately growing electronics industry is also expected to help in the market growth of membrane touch switch materials.
Europe region with its swiftly growing electronics industry and moderately growing military and aerospace industry is expected to help in boosting the sales of membrane touch switch materials in coming years. Japan has a well-established and moderately growing electronics industry. The growth of electronics industry in Japan is expected to drive the sales of membrane touch switch materials in near future. Middle East and Africa region is expected to help in the growth of membrane touch switch materials market owing to the moderate growth of electronics industry in the region.
List of Participants
The participants involved in the membrane touch switch material market are listed below:
- MacDermid Autotype Ltd
- The Cubbison Company
- Design Mark Industries
- Young Ji USA
- Toplift Italia S.p.a
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