Standard Materials

BASE MATERIALS:

Polyimide: .5 mil to 5 mils (.012mm – .127mm)
Polyester: 2 mil to 15 mils (.050mm – .127mm)
Adhesiveless Materials: Copper thickness .5 oz. to 2 oz.
Flame Retardant: Laminates and Coverlay
Other Materials Upon Request

BASE COPPER:

.5 oz. – .0007″ (.018mm) thick copper
1 oz. – .0014″ (.036mm) thick copper
2 oz. – .0028″ (.071mm) thick copper
3 oz. – .0042″ (.107mm) thick copper
4 oz. – .0056″ (.142mm) thick copper
5 oz. – .0070″ (.178mm) thick copper
6 oz. – .0084″ (.213mm) thick copper
7 oz. – .0098″ (.249mm) thick copper
Thicker coppers are available (call for information).

SOLDER MASK:

Polyimide coverlay: .5 mil to 5 mils (.012mm – .127mm)
Polyester coverlay: 1.5 mil to 3 mils (.076mm – .228mm)
Photo-imageable covercoat: Liquid for surface mount and dense applications

SURFACE FINISH:

Hot Air Solder Level (HASL) RoHS Compliant and tin lead
Tin Plating (RoHS Compliant) Elctroless and electrolytic
Silver (RoHS Compliant) Immersion
Hard Gold over Nickel (RoHS Compliant) (Typically used for contacts)
Soft Gold over Nickel (RoHS Compliant) (Electrolytic – typically used for bonding gold wire to the gold layer)
ENIG (Electroless Nickel Imersion Gold) (RoHS Compliant) (Electroless – typically used for bonding aluminum wire to the nickel under the gold)
Organic Coating OSP (RoHS Compliant)

RIGIDIZERS/STIFFENERS:

FR4-drilled, routed and scored
Aluminum
Polyimide
Polyester
Stainless Steel

CERTIFICATIONS:

ISO 9001:2008 Certified
AS9100 Certified
MIL-P-50884D Qualified
QA 9000 Compliant
RoHS Compliant
IPC Member: Product is manufactured in accordance with the requirements of IPC-6013
ITAR Registerd
JCP Certified
UL Certified for individual polyimide layers up to 3 mil (not multi-layers)

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Typical technical information and properties of dielectric material for flexible printed circuitry.

Property Units Polyimide Polymide(Adhesiveless) Polyester
Representative Trade Name - Polyimide Polyimide Mylar
Physical
Thickness Range mil .5 to 5 1 – 6 0.025 to .5
Tensile Strength (at 25° C) psi 25,000 50,000 20,000 to 35,000
Break Elongation % 70 50 60 to 165
Tensile Modulus (at 25° C) 100,000 psi 4.3 .7 5
Tear Initiation Strength lb/in 1000 700 – 1200 1000 to 1500
Tear Propagation Strength g/mil 8 20 12 to 25