When designing and choosing a producer for custom silicone rubber keypads and components, there are many important aspects to consider; whether all parts and components are manufactured and assembled in-house, are components produced using the highest quality raw materials available, and are value added services offered to speed production time and reduce cost. Value added can be defined as the difference between sale price and production cost of your product. In the manufacturing sector, a value added company has the ability to perform a variety of tasks to cut down on the number of companies employed to manufacture your device, thus reducing the overall price. Some additional benefits of fewer companies being involved are; less logistical planning is required. It is easier to implement change requests during production and this helps your product make it to market even faster.
At SiTech, we offer a variety of value added services to enhance the performance and functionality of all your silicone rubber molding needs. One of the many proprietary products we produce is Si Prime™. Si Prime™ is a coating system specifically designed for bonding silicone rubber to an assortment of different surfaces with common acrylic adhesives. Si Prime™ works well as a bonding barrier between an acrylic adhesive and the silicone rubber molding surface. It has an excellent resistance to slipping or flagging, high range of operating temperatures and high humidity and solvent resistance. After being primed, we can apply a double-sided adhesive to the component and immediately, or when needed, it can be attached to a variety of surfaces.
We also install printed circuit boards, metal or polyester domes, or membrane circuits on your custom keypads. In addition, all assembled components are tested to ensure proper functionality and performance. This service can minimize your sub-assembly time to create a seamless assembly of components. A number of glass options can be bonded to your silicone custom keypads. Only silicone rubber based adhesives are used to offer a permanent bond which ensures that the glass is held firmly in place.
We also offer an assortment of proprietary coatings to fit your product needs. SiCoat I is a silicone based coating designed to offer unparalleled abrasion resistance and a clean matte finish. SiCoat II offers the same protection and appearance with an added layer of protection against petroleum based products and other oxidizing and chlorinated chemicals. Both provide seamless coating even for irregular shaped silicone components; and are applied over graphics and colors, repel dust and have a homogenous cross link for a permanent bond.
SITECH is an ITAR registered domestic manufacturer of custom silicone rubber keypads and components and is dedicated to producing the highest quality silicone rubber components available. We have the technology, resources and capabilities to support your designs. We use the latest in liquid silicone injection molding technology to produce the best products available. For all your silicone keypad assembly needs, you can count on SiTech.