Isola Group, SARL (Chandler, AZ; www.isola-group.com), a designer, developer and manufacturer of high-performance base materials for the printed circuit board industry, recently announced extensive upgrades to its Singapore manufacturing facility. At a price tag of $6.6 million, the upgrades include a new multilayer material press line with a state-of-the-art Aiki automated build-up system. The Aiki system comes with associated automation enclosed in a new Class 1,000 [ISO 6] cleanroom facility, with upgraded laminate fabrication capabilities.
Isola Group’s manufacturing facility in Singapore.
Constructed in an effort to meet and surpass customers’ surface quality requirements, the new 2,000-square-foot cleanroom will be designated for processes such as laminate build-up and prepreg ply-up to ensure that the laminates produced are free from airborne contamination.
In addition to supporting continuous quality improvement, the upgrades are expected to increase capacity by 1.3 million square feet of laminate per month, significantly reducing lead-time and enhancing quick turn around.