Autotex Touch brings greater creative possibilities to the Membrane Touch Switch market

Tough and durable yet silky smooth, Autotex Touch is a high-quality hardcoat polyester film, perfect for printing and manufacturing man-machine interface applications such as membrane switches, graphic overlays, touchpads and fascias.

Autotex Touch is the latest addition to the world-leading Autotex range of polyester films and combines the best of both worlds – the durability & flexibility of the Autotex signature hardcoat and a high-quality Touch finish which delivers a smooth, flat, matt surface with excellent finger glide characteristics.

Designed by MacDermid Autotype, the Autotex family was specifically created for technically demanding applications and its textured hardcoat is manufactured in a highly specialised process. Due to the way the film is manufactured, the finish is always consistent – from roll to roll, batch to batch, year to year.

Having used Autotex materials successfully at Bex Design over the years for both screen and digital printing, we have quickly become big fans of the Touch product.

The benefits and applications of Autotex Touch film are as follows:


Seamless integration

> Silky smooth texture allows consistent finger glide for gesture-driven interfaces
> Easy-glide finish allows touchpads to be integrated seamlessly into interface panels and other features, such as membrane switches.

Durable, flexible but tactile

> Tough and extremely durable but tactile to touch
> Resistant to scratching, scuffing, chemicals and solvents
> Thermally stable
> Outstanding easy-glide feel that is perfect for precise touch gesturing

Looks great

> Excellent colour reproduction when printed
> Low gloss textures that are absolutely consistent across the film
> Incredible clarity on window display areas when combined with Windotex
> Excellent embossability

No fuss maintenance

> Anti-fingerprint surface
> Excellent flexibility with a flex life of >5 million actuations


Autotex Touch can be used across a range of industries such as electronics, medical, white goods, industrial cladding and signage.

The film is particularly great for:

> Membrane touch switches
> Standalone and integrated touchpads
> Touchscreens
> Fascia panels and overlays
> Over-lamination
> Nameplates and labels

Please get in touch if you would like to see any samples of the Autotex range or if you would like to discuss the suitability of this material for your product.

All images supplied courtesy of MacDermid Autotype.