The Autotex® range of high quality textured polyester films consist of a base polyester with a flexible, chemically bonded and UV-cured textured coating. With its unique chemistry, Autotex® Softouch brings greater creative possibilities for MTS manufacturers and designers. Its distinctive soft to-the-touch silky texture is incredibly tactile yet robust and still delivers exceptional resistance to a wide range of chemicals, solvents, surface wear, and abrasion.
The new flat matt texture of Autotex® Softouch when printed with Windotex™ provides exceptionally high quality glass like window display areas, whilst the surface chemistry minimises dust contamination compared to some other soft touch finishes. Autotex® Softouch can be supplied in roll or sheet format
Silky, soft tactile finish
Compatible with solvent screen inks, many UV curing ink jet printers and vacuum metalising
Embossing capabilities for membrane touch switch applications
Compatible with Windotex
™ to produce exceptional high clarity printed windows
- Autotex® Softouch:
- Autotex® Softouch ST150L, ST200L for solvent graphic inks
Autotex® Softouch has an ink adhesion primer on the second surface. The primer confers excellent adhesion to a wide range of solvent based graphic inks. If printing very dark colours in blocks please be aware that the flat matt finish on Autotex® Softouch can soften the finished colour. For a list of the recommended inks please refer to the Autotex® Printing Recommendations data sheet.
A protective laminate is applied to the ink primer surface and should be removed before printing.
Autotex® Softouch is suitable for parts that require embossing or have a shallow formed design. Please refer to the Autotex® Embossing Recommendations Data Sheet.
Autotex® Softouch offers a unique textured surface which is compatible with Windotex™ windowing lacquers. Please refer to Windotex™ Processing & Safety Recommendations Data Sheet. Please note for Autotex® Softouch window printing must occur within 24 hours of the film being exposed to the atmosphere.
In common with most other plastics, Autotex® Softouch has limited long term resistance to
UV light and therefore is not recommended for long term use outdoors.