October 16, 2001 — CHARLOTTE, NC — Rexam Electronic Films has expanded its green ceramic tape manufacturing to include thicknesses of less than 3 micron. Rexam has routinely manufactured green ceramic tapes from 3 micron to 15 mil in full production. Now, tapes from 1 to 3 micron are being produced on pilot scale.
Rexam’s manufacturing capabilities cover all phases of ceramic tape development, including raw material analysis and acquisition, select milling, slurry & slip formulation, coating, slitting (rolls or sheets), warehousing and distribution.
“After 10 years of manufacturing ceramic tape, we have encountered and overcome most of the hurdles. We’ve also extended our capabilities to include milling, plus we have a new lab coater,” said David Lisk, senior business development manager “On the development side, we continue to focus on ultra-thin tapes that conform to extremely tight profile tolerances. At this stage, we can help almost any company in the ceramics industry go from formula to a film that works in their process.”
Electronic Films operates ISO Class 6 (Class 1000) cleanrooms for coating and slitting at seven ISO 9002 certified facilities in the U.S. and Europe.
Ceramic tapes are used in many high-performance electronic applications, such as LTCC (low temperature co-fired ceramic), MLCC (multi-layer ceramic capacitors), Ceramic Interconnections and MCM-C (multi-chip ceramic modules). These components are used in medical, defense, aerospace and consumer applications and with wireless, RF and Bluetooth devices.