Whether it be a smartphone, tablet PC, computer monitor,
notebook, or navigation system, the desirability of such consumer
electronics is greatly enhanced by having a touchscreen interface.
Manufacturer Schott has announced the Xensation range of touchscreen
glasses, which comes in different flavors.
The Xensation Cover 3D glass is a chemically strengthened, thin
lithium aluminosilicate glass for capacitive systems, manufactured using
float technology. As a cover glass, it is widely used in the displays
of smartphones or tablet PCs, providing a surface that is visually
attractive, and extremely scratch and break resistant. The unusually low
transition temperature (Tg = 506ºC) allows the efficient production of
sophisticated three-dimensional glass formats.
The Xensation Touch glass is chemically resistant and withstands
environmental damage. This high transparent borosilicate glass is
suitable for resistive touch panels. It can be supplied in a thickness
down to 0.03 Millimetres and is considered the world's thinnest glass of
its kind. The Xensation Look glass has good transmission
characteristics, especially in the infrared, as well as the visible
spectrum. This borosilicate glass is therefore well suited for use in
optical touchscreens, such as notebooks.
Finally, the "Xensation" Sound clear crown glass has the qualities of
high transparency, and surface durability making it suitable for SAW
touch panels, especially in large format displays.
Visit Schott AG at www.schott.com/xensation
article originally appeared on EE Times Europe.