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Keeping touch screens safe: DIC’s antiscattering adhesive film

Why do shards of glass from broken touch screens stay put?

Even if a smartphone’s tempered glass touch screen smashes as a result of being dropped or bashed against something, the glass almost always remains in place, meaning the chance of injury from scattered shards of glass is minimal. This is because most smartphone touch screens are protected by DIC’s antiscattering adhesive film.

Resistant to scratches and easy to wipe clean


The principal job of antiscattering film is to prevent glass from broken touch screens from scattering. However, DIC’s film does much more than that. Because users constantly touch smartphone touch screens with their fingertips, DIC also placed a high priority on making its antiscattering film resistant to scratches and easy to wipe clean of fingerprints and other grime, as well as on ensuring a smooth surface that guarantees ease of operation.

Fingerprints and other types of surface grime are particularly annoying to users. DIC’s double-sided adhesive, which acts in much the same way as the nonstick coating on a frying pan, keeps oil from fingertips from settling, making it possible to wipe fingerprints off quickly and easily.

DIC’s three-layer solution

The multiple performance features of DIC’s antiscattering film are attributable to its unique three-layer construction. The combination of a hard-coat outer layer than can be wiped clean easily, a soft film second layer than inhibits scattering and an adhesive inner layer that adheres cleanly to the touch screen and prevents bubbles results in a film that safeguards touch screens significantly better than common everyday screen protectors.

Structure of DIC's antiscattering adhesive film

The DIC advantage

The swift evolution of performance features means that smartphones have a short product cycle. Companies supplying materials for use in smartphones must keep abreast of market change and respond promptly to changing needs. A manufacturer of fine chemicals with R&D capabilities that focus on maximizing the properties of materials, as well as both product engineering and production capabilities, DIC is uniquely positioned to respond to this challenge.

Because it manufactures both adhesive tapes and films for smartphones and the materials use in these products, DIC ensures the optimal combination of materials to achieve the best possible performance—a major competitive advantage over manufacturers that procure materials from third-party suppliers.

While not particularly glamorous, DIC’s products for smartphones embody advanced waterproofing and antiscattering technologies that will continue to play a key role in making smartphones thinner, stronger and easier to use,

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