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Conductive polystyrene cradles electronics components

Conductive polystyrene tape for packaging electronic components is being produced up to 2000 metres long and as thin as 70 microns by Industrietechnik Filzwiesser (ITF), using Cabelec compounds from C...

February 1, 2001   Canadian Plastics



Conductive polystyrene tape for packaging electronic components is being produced up to 2000 metres long and as thin as 70 microns by Industrietechnik Filzwiesser (ITF), using Cabelec compounds from Cabot.

ITF manufactures a wide variety of conductive tape to carry electronic components which are incorporated in circuit boards and sub-assemblies by pick-and-place robots. The tape has to be permanently conductive, strong enough to ensure consistent production without breakages, and economical.

The company extrudes conductive sheet as “mother rolls”. Tape is produced by slitting the mother rolls, and the pockets for carrying components are then vacuum formed in the tape.

The Cabelec compounds incorporate selected grades of carbon black which have particularly good dispersion characteristics, ensuring constant conductive performance throughout the material, and a smooth surface finish.

Canada Colors & Chemicals Ltd. 800-387-8006


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