Touch International: Asian precision glass facility expansion

Leading US touch screen manufacturer, Touch International, has announced the expansion of its wholly-owned subsidiary Asian Precision Glass (APG) facility in Shanghai, China. APG is a manufacturer of …

Leading US touch screen manufacturer, Touch International, has announced the expansion of its wholly-owned subsidiary Asian Precision Glass (APG) facility in Shanghai, China. APG is a manufacturer of specialized glass layers and “line-less” projected capacitive touch screens, as well as producing complete glass fabrication for most lens and filter applications with a broad range of treatments, including chemical and heat tempered glass, complex cuts, such as holes and slots, decoration, LCD heaters and IR/EMI/coloured filters. With the expansion, APG can now include internal glass laser etching and liquid anti-reflective coatings in its capabilities. “With the introduction of specialized optical coatings, APG is able to provide substrates that are seamless to the naked eye. The goal ultimately is to provide the touch user an interface that will not degrade or interfere with the optics of the application allowing for an enhanced user experience,” said Grieg Spidle, President of Touch International“s US Division. “The iPhone and iPod touch have set a new standard for touch screen performance, but there is pressure for lower costs and added complexity, which APG is meeting,” explained Jeffery Kurtz, Shanghai Production Control manager. “APG has added space, as well as tripling its automated equipment to meet demand.”