Plastic Rubber Keypad & P+R Keypad
Plastic Rubber Keypad, known as P+R Keypad & Plastic Silicone Keypad, which silicone buttons with plastic caps & covers, in aim to improve silicone rubber keypads life spans and also have good esthetic results. Silicone Keypads with plastic buttons & key caps, not only have good dustproof & grease proofing functions, and have good wear & abrasion resistance. Silicone Rubber Keys with plastic buttons caps & covers, which is bonding by glue, not only take full advantage of plastic key & button cover materials advantage, also make use of elastomeric sealing functions of silicone rubber materials. Laser etched plastic button covers also have good backlight effects. Plastic Button Covers & Caps Information 1. Plastic Button Caps Materials: PC, PMMA & Acylic, PVC, ABS+PC, PP, ABS etc.
2. Plastic Buttons Covers surface legends & Icons: Silk screen Printing, Laser Etched, or Overmoled Legends
3. Plastic Button Caps protective coating: UV Coating & PU Coating (Glossy or Matte Smooth which mainly depends on keypad working conditions)
Silicone Rubber Keypads with Plastic Key Cover & Caps Manufacturing Process
1. Plastic Button Caps's injection mold-making, production and aided tooling-making
2. Silk screen printing, Or spraying coating+ laser etched, and do PU or UV coating.
3. Die Cutting for plastic button caps.
4. Assemble keycap and silicone keyboard by glue.
5. Rapid bonding or drying process combinantion
Silicone Keypad with Plastic Button Caps Advantages:
Good aesthetic and backlight effects.
Good Touch Feeling, oilproof, Anti-dust, Good Wear resisting.
Cost effective to large quantities.
Long lifespan P+ R keypad
Plastic Rubber Keypad & P+R Keypad Disadvantage:
High Toolings Cost: Plastic Injection mold cost, Die-cutting Tooling Cost, Positioning Toolings etc. If choose transparent PC&PMMA plastic key cap, which more expensive for injection molding as should choose good mold chamber steels and also need good injection machines gates.
Need a lot of labors for process and assembly.
Unsuitable to Low P+R keypad quantity.