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30 The PCB Magazine • March 2017 EuroTech: Raw Materials Supply Chain— Critical Challenges Facing the PCB Industry In response to growing concern from members about cost increases and potential availability re- strictions affecting copper-clad laminate and pre- preg supplies, the EIPC 2017 Winter Conference in Salzburg included a special panel discussion on critical issues facing the raw materials supply chain for the PCB industry worldwide. Meyer Burger Receives Order for Multiple Solder Resist Printing Tools Meyer Burger (Netherlands) has received an or- der for multiple JETx SMP inkjet production print- ers for the application of solder mask from a ma- jor European PCB manufacturer. Ventec International Expands USA Manufacturing Capacity with Investment in New Equipment Ventec International Group has increased the manufacturing capacity at its Chicago facility with major investment into new state-of-the-art equipment for laminate/prepregs as well as its newest ranges of PCB base-materials including complementary products such as flex and rigid- flex circuit board materials, back-up, entry and routing materials, foils and coatings. Saturn Electronics Installs New Micronic Drill Machine Saturn Electronics Corporation, a manufacturer of advanced bare printed circuit boards, received and installed a new 4-spindle Micronic 86 Drill- ing Machine, which is being sold and serviced in North America by Calteks LLC. Real Time with...IPC: MacDermid Enthone Positions to Meet the Needs of the Electronics Supply Chain Warren Kenzie, Technical Director at MacDermid Enthone, discusses with I-Connect007 Guest Editor Mike Carano the critical need to develop equipment sets that are properly designed to ensure optimal functioning of the production processes. He also noted the need to understand the relationship be - tween materials, chemistry, equipment, and people. Study of Immersion Gold Processes Used for Both ENIG & ENEPIG The use of electroless nickel/electroless palladium/ immersion gold (ENEPIG) has been steadily increasing the past several years and benefits of the finish have now become well-known throughout the industry. The finish provides both reliable solder joints and wire bonds. American Standard Purchases Two LENZ RLG 550-2 Routing Machines American Standard Circuits CEO Anaya Vardya an- nounced recently that his company has purchased two LENZ RLG 550-2 routing machines. Eurocircuits Purchases Ledia Direct Imager from Ucamco Eurocircuits has purchased a second Ledia direct imager, to be deployed in its manufacturing facil- ity in Aachen, Germany. Arlon EMD Expands Distribution with AMS Products On December 21, 2016 Arlon EMD announced an agreement with Doosan-Electro Materials to dis- tribute Doosan's DS600 flexible copper-clad lami- nates in North America, as well as Doosan's high Tg FR-4 and halogen-free laminate and prepreg product lines. Insulectro Purchases 38,000 Square Foot Distribution Center in San Jose Insulectro is moving its Silicon Valley branch op- eration from Mountain View to San Jose, Califor- nia, a move that puts its warehouse closer to its customers for better service. Supply Lines Highlights

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