Industry White Paper

Essential factors to consider when designing touch panels for use in extreme environments

January 09, 2023 by SCHURTER
Topics Covered
  • UV filter
  • Weathering test
  • UV colour printing
  • Corrosion protection
  • Extended temperature range
  • New application possibilities

White Paper Overview

Projected Capacitive touch screens for outdoor applications differ in many ways from indoor applications and require a special design. Outdoor applications, especially those susceptible to extreme weather exposure, must meet higher temperature and weather resistance specifications. To meet these challenges, there are weatherproof and functionally stable PCAP touch panel solutions specially qualified for outdoor applications. Explore several considerations for developing safe and reliable outdoor touch panels, including temperature properties, customized systems, effective UV testing and qualifications, and how to select the right components and materials for the application.