Fujitsu Components America Inc. announced it is offering its self-wetting adhesive protector sheets (SWAPS) in standard sizes to fit popular LCD dimensions. The new SWAPS now come in standard LCD sizes ranging from 7- to 17-inches diagonal. They can also be custom die-cut to fit any display's surface dimensions.
Fujitsu's SWAPS use a patented, self-wetting adhesive that enables easy, accurate and static-free application in the field using only light finger pressure. High shear resistance prevents displacement during use, yet the sheet can be removed by hand, even after an extended period of time, without leaving a residue or creating static electricity. SWAPS can also be repositioned and reused.
The RoHS-compliant SWAPS are constructed of an ultra-thin (.003"-.004"/75-100um) hard-coated film that protects against repeated stylus input and environmental elements.
Because there is no conductive or ITO coating to interfere with capacitive or projected-capacitive touch panels, SWAPS can be used with all touch technologies. They have an operating temperature range of -30 to +70 degrees C.
According to Bruce DeVisser, Fujitsu Components America's product marketing manager, input devices, the touch interface is typically a device's most expensive component: "Across nearly every industry, we're seeing an increase in touch-based devices that must endure heavy use."