PCB and Substrate Surface Finish offers application versatility.
April 12, 2011 -
Offered as truly disruptive nano-coating, Semblant Plasma Finish (SPF(TM)) features modifiable surface energy and is safe in process and final material. This fluoropolymer coating is applied to PCB surface using plasma deposition chamber in high-throughput, room temperature process. It generates no hazardous waste, has no water consumption, and contains no carcinogens. Formula is engineered for corrosion resistance, flux containment, and creep corrosion suppression.
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Semblant Introduces New Product at Apex
The Plasma Coating & Surface Finish Deemed Product of the Future
Chandler AZ - Semblant Limited has announced that they will be introducing their new Semblant Plasma Finish (SPF(TM)) at the APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada next week April 12-14. They will be in the Christopher Associates booth # 2211. SPF is Semblant's first solution in what will be an extensive portfolio of plasma coatings. SPF is a versatile PCB and substrate surface finish that has extraordinary properties.
SPF(TM) is a nano-coating that is truly disruptive. The SPF(TM) material has properties that include solder through, exceptional solderability, ultra-corrosion resistance, flux containment, creep corrosion suppression and has a modifiable surface energy. It's as good as gold or silver and, in many ways, much better.
The SPF Solution uses as little as 10% of the energy consumed by a nickel/gold line*, generates no hazardous waste and has no water consumption. The SPF(TM) process contains no carcinogens (unlike the metal finishes) and is safe in process and final material. Because it is a nano-coating, the material consumption is infinitesimal compared to any other finish process.
The SPF Solution includes the plasma system required to deposit the material. The system is geared to high volume production but can be used in prototype and low volume production as well. Developed with Nordson March, the plasma system is named the SPF ProVIA system and has a 350,000 panel per year throughput capability.
"The release of the SPF Solution changes everything," said Steven Lowder, CEO of Semblant, "First, this product is the most versatile finish ever produced for the printed circuit board industry. Second, it is truly economical especially when compared to the other metal finishes currently in use. And third, although the deposition technology is extremely sophisticated, we've made the operation of the SPF ProVIA machine very simple. It is, in fact, a one button operation. And finally, this is the most environmentally friendly solution of its type in existence. We are very proud to be introducing SPF to the printed circuit board market."
Semblant's invites all interested parties to check out their new SPF finish at the Christopher Associates booth # 2211 at APEX in Las Vegas this next week April 12-14.
Note: * Based on simulations of the SPF ProVIA system in operation at high volume and compared against energy consumption figures published by the US EPA in the PWB Surface Finishes Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment.
SPF and ProVIA SPF are trademarked proprietary names
About Semblant Limited
Established in 2009, Semblant Limited is an international company within the IPEX portfolio, specializing in plasma deposition for the electronics industry. Semblant has developed revolutionary electronic coatings and PCB surface finish technology. Comprising an ultra-thin, environmentally friendly, Nano-coating, the finish provides major advantages over current PCB coating technologies. The company's disruptive technology addresses a 1.6 billion dollar market and has the potential to be used in a wide variety of applications within the telecommunications, automotive, and consumer electronics markets.
Ipex Capital Limited is an independent, UK-based venture capital company providing funding to science and technology companies. Ipex Capital Limited is the sole investor in its venture companies at their early stages and provides hands-on commercial, legal, accounting and HR support to allow the companies to develop and create value without having to be concerned about financing and professional support.
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SPF is a trademark of Semblant Limited
ProVIA is a trademark of Nordson MARCH
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