Touch International, Inc. (TI) announced it has acquired the specialized industrial LCD enhancement assets from the Torrance, Calif. location of DuPont Display Enhancements, Inc., a subsidiary of DuPont. The company will now offer customers integrated touch screen, EMI filter and optically bonded display manufacturing and maintain operations at the Torrance site operating as Touch International Display Enhancements Corporation.
In addition to acquiring the assets from DuPont Display Enhancements, Touch International will license DuPont(tm) Vertak(tm) bonding technology and utilize the Vertak(tm) adhesive to offer optical bonding to its customers. Other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“This acquisition continues our strategy to integrate technology into more customer applications by combining TI’s leading touch screen and EMI filter products with DuPont’s optical bonding solutions,” said Michael Woolstrum, CEO and co-founder, Touch International. “Customers primarily in the military, aerospace, medical and industrial market segments will benefit by the convergence of these two entities creating a compelling value proposition for growing LCD-Touch applications.”
With eight factories world-wide, Touch International is an original equipment manufacturer of resistive and capacitive touchscreens for applications used to capture signature or self-check-out in retail establishments to sensors with special electrical or optical features used in military and aerospace applications. To enhance performance of the touchscreen in front of an LCD display, optically bonding the touch screen or glass electrical filter to the display eliminates the air gap between the two components and improves optics and LCD readability.
DuPont Display Enhancements will continue to focus on its business strategy of selling DuPont(tm) Vertak(tm) adhesive and licensing its proprietary bonding technology to display manufacturers and key industrial control points. DuPont Display Enhancements will continue operations in Shenzhen, China, to provide bonding for high volume consumer applications, in support of its adhesive and licensing strategy.
About Touch International
Founded in 2002 by industry veterans, Touch International Inc., headquartered in Austin, is a fast-growth, privately-held business with 1200+ employees world-wide. The company focuses on fast-turn, customized solutions in America and high-volume touch screen components and LCD integrations in Asia.
DuPont(tm) Vertak(tm) is a trademark of DuPont.