Transparent soft-touch lacquer adds ‘velvet’ feel to plastic enclosures
Available in a range of colour options, a transparent soft touch lacquer is available from OK for its plastic enclosure and turning knobs. The lacquer is suitable for a range of OKW enclosures and potentiometer knobs, especially those used for handheld and wearable electronics.
Like Henry Ford’s early motor cars, the soft touch lacquer was originally available only in a black finish which can be applied directly to the primer. OKW has expanded the colour palette by allowing any colour underneath it to shine through. This, said OKW, offers electronics designers a huge choice of options.
Designers can specify OKW enclosures and tuning knobs in any custom colour based on a RAL code, Pantone shade or by matching a sample supplied by the customer.
OKW uses high quality UV-resistant, two-component lacquers to customise its products. These lacquers offer varying degrees of lustre from matt to glossy. Matt lacquers prevent undesirable light reflections, making discreet enclosure designs appear even more understated while the glossy lacquers add a smart, modern look.
Other lacquering options include metallic finishes, an anti-bacterial lacquer (which stops bacteria from settling and multiplying) and a black ESD conductive lacquer that prevents electrostatic discharges.
Other customisation services available from OKW include machining, printing, laser marking, decor foils, special materials, EMC shielding, and assembly of accessories.