Membrane Keypads, Switches and Graphic Overlays

Custom membrane keypads

Touch Panels Products are designers, manufacturers and suppliers of custom membrane switch panels, including custom membrane keyboards, custom membrane keypads and custom graphic overlays. We also manufacture industrial strength adhesive labels and industrial decals.

A selection of our custom membrane keypads

We are one of the premiere providers of bespoke and wholesale produced membrane keyboards, keypads and switches. With over 30 years in the industry of membrane interfaces from switches to keypads and keyboards, we can cover it all, at any scale. So whether you’re interested in how we our products can help your business’ increase its general productivity, or a way to help your customers use what may be a complicated, busy piece of design ordinarily into something far more seamless and ergonomic feel free to get in touch with us today, for a free chat.

Touch Panels offer a total service, right from initial concept and membrane keypad design, through to prototypes and volume production. We are happy to quote and manufacture only a single unit, or many thousands of units, depending upon your exact requirement.

Our membrane keypads and keyboards are highly versatile, not only can they help create an easy to use way to interface with your electronic systems but they can provide a level of polish to any product or internal system, whether you’re creating a system of some description for a wide range of customers or are looking to refresh an old tired control panel, our keypads and keyboards will be tailored to your bespoke specifications and designed by our team of experienced designers who’ve spent decades specialising in the creation of our membrane keypads, we believe that our many decades of experience in the field makes us the right choice for any and all membrane keyboard solutions and designs.

Manufacturing processes are carried out in-house by our team of experienced staff, in clean, controlled environments. This enables us to control every aspect of production, ensuring that the finished product is of the highest quality and delivered on time.

How does a membrane switch work?

Membrane switches are normally open, momentary contact devices. They are made up of a minimum of three separate layers - a flexible upper contact, a stationary lower contact, and a spacer to hold the contacts apart until pressed.

A basic membrane switch

The contacts are screen printed onto a clear, thin-film substrate such as PET, using a conductive silver or graphite ink. A flat tail made from the same piece of substrate provides connections to the switch.

The spacer is produced from a sheet of double-sided industrial adhesive, with holes punched at the switch positions and vent channels linking them. The adhesive on each side of the spacer then holds all components together in a laminate.

A membrane switch panel can be just a single membrane switch, or an array of multiple individual membrane switches.

Membrane switches are known by many different names including flat switch, flex switch, membrane push button, membrane touch switch or sealed switch.

Celebrating 50 years - 1968 to 2018

Celebrating 50 years - 1960 to 2018

During 2018 we are celebrating 50 years since the founding of our parent company, Permasign Limited. Originally manufacturing laminated bus stop signs for the local council, we have come a long way and developed a lot of products during that time.

We'd like to thank all of the wonderful companies that we've had the pleasure to work with in the last five decades, we're looking forward to the next half century and beyond.

We’re committed to providing the highest level of service, while we’ve been around for over 30 years, we’ve not used that time to become a large hard to talk to company, we’re still as small as ever and holding strong. It’s this approach that means that we don’t take on countless clients and products, and have time to priorities a high quality service and high quality product, we’re here to give you the best and make you happy which is why we focus on creating the best service and the highest quality membrane keypads and keyboards

Contact us for a free quotation

Whether you are already using membrane switch panels, or are about to start using them for the first time, contact us for a free, no obligation quotation.

Call us on +44 1454 417307 to discuss your requirements, send an email with the specifications to info@touchpanels.co.uk, or provide your details on our contact page for one of our team to get back to you.