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58 PCB007 MAGAZINE I FEBRUARY 2019 Itronics Starts R&D to Recover Tin and Copper from Its "Breakthrough Technology" PCB Refining Pilot Plant E Itronics Inc., a "creative green technology company" that produces GOLD'n GRO fertil- izers and silver products, has started research and development to recover tin and copper from the silver bullion being produced by its "breakthrough technology" PCB refining pilot plant. Robert Art on the Importance of Thermal Management E Robert Art, global account manager for IMS materials at Ventec International Group, dis- cusses future market requirements for ther- mal management materials, the need for a better understanding of the concept of ther- mal impedance, and an initiative to propose a consistent industry-standard method for mea- suring thermal conductivity while at electron- ica 2018. Agfa on Revolutionary Inkjet Solder Mask Applications E Does inkjet solder mask have the potential for volume production? Mariana Van Dam, global sales manager for PCB imaging solu- tions, and Dr. Frank Louwet, business unit manager for advanced coatings and chemicals, discuss Agfa's latest developments, plus some novel applications for inkjet etch and plating resists. Chris Nuttall Discusses NCAB Group's IPO and Future Plans E Editor Nolan Johnson sat down with Chris Nuttall, COO and VP of technology at NCAB Group, to discuss software tools, predictive re- ports, and the company's recent IPO. Printed Circuits Installs Burkle High-Temp Lamination Press E Flex and rigid-flex circuit board manufactur- er Printed Circuits has purchased and installed a new Burkle high-temperature, vacuum lami- nation press. Ventec Expands Global OEM and U.S. Sales Team With Two New Hires in the USA E Ventec International Group Co., Ltd. has ap- pointed Lynn Kahler (East U.S.) and Ken Butte (West U.S.) as OEM marketing managers. TTM Technologies' Guangzhou, China, Facility Recognized as a Green Factory E TTM Technologies Inc. has announced that its largest manufacturing facility located in Sci- ence Park, Guangzhou, China—part of TTM's Mobility Business Unit—has achieved the sta- tus to be listed as a "green factory" by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technol- ogy (MIIT) of China. MacDermid Enthone Discusses Consolidation Benefits E At the 2018 electronica exhibition in Munich, Frando van der Pas, director of marketing and sales for MacDermid Enthone—Europe, and Technical Editor Pete Starkey discussed the consolidation benefits and the vision and fu- ture of the company. CCL Makers Stick to Capacity Expansion Plans E Copper-clad laminate (CCL) makers will con- tinue their production capacity expansion projects in 2019 despite volatility in the PCB market.

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