Protective keypad coatings are important for many electronic products, as they can enhance the value of the product. The protective keypad coatings also offer superb tactile operation and multiple finishing techniques. Rubber keypad protective coatings help to increase a keypad’s lifecycle by enhancing wear resistance. They also can preserve the product by helping to reduce dust and the chance of the surface feel of the silicone changing after heavy use.
It is extremely important to apply the correct protective coating to rubber keypads, based on their applications and intended use. Rubber keypad protective coatings include silicone coating, polyurethane, parylene, epoxy, and clear coat, among others.