New transparent soft-touch lacquer offers huge range of colour options

30-08-2023 | OKW Enclosures | Industrial

OKW has released a new transparent soft-touch lacquer – allowing designers to specify a 'velvet' finish for its plastic enclosures and tuning knobs in any colour.

The new lacquer is ideal for many OKW enclosures and potentiometer knobs, notably those employed for handheld and wearable electronics.

The soft-touch lacquer was originally obtainable only in a black finish that can be applied directly to the primer. But the new transparent lacquer permits any colour beneath it to shine through – providing electronics designers with a huge selection of options.

Designers can select the company's enclosures and tuning knobs in any custom colour based on RAL code, Pantone shade or by matching a sample supplied by the customer.

The company employs high-quality UV-resistant two-component lacquers to customise its products. These lacquers offer varying degrees of lustre from matt to glossy. Matt lacquers stop unwanted light reflections, making discreet enclosure designs appear even more understated. Glossy lacquers add a smart, modern look.

Other lacquering options include metallic finishes, an antibacterial lacquer and a black ESD conductive lacquer to prevent electrostatic discharges.

Other customisation services available include machining, printing, laser marking, decor foils, special materials, EMC shielding, and assembly of accessories.

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By Seb Springall