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APRIL 2019 I FLEX007 MAGAZINE 69 MacDermid Alpha, DuPont Teijin Films and Sheldahl Enter into Strategic Relationship E This collaboration will enable a complete and holistic solution, starting from world class polyester films, to state-of-the art FPC fabrica- tion and low temperature soldering assembly. Rogers Introduces New Waterproof Flexible Heater Substrate E Available for use in a vast range of industries, the new substrate is designed to improve per- formance and reliability of both etched-foil and wire-wound flex heaters, particularly those operating in high moisture or underwa- ter environments. Flexible Circuits Adds DIS Direct Optical Registration E Flexible Circuits Inc. has officially added DIS Inc's latest rigid-flex and flex PCB technology. The RFS system went through rigorous testing not only to prove its ready for production but redundancy as well. DuPont Expanding Production of Kapton and Pyralux E The new assets will expand production of DuPont Kapton polyimide film and Pyralux flexible circuit materials to meet growing mar- ket demand in automotive, consumer electron- ics, telecom and defense. ESI Inks Significant Asia Order for FPC Laser Via Drilling Solution E Electro Scientific Industries (ESI), a division of MKS Instruments, Inc. and an innovator in laser-based manufacturing solutions for the micro-machining industry, receives an order for its recently released CapStone laser drill- ing solution for processing flexible printed circuits (FPC). FCCL Makers Keen to Develop New Material Solutions for 5G E Taiwan makers of flexible copper clad lami- nate (FCCL) and coverlay, materials for flexi- ble PCBs, are gearing up to develop new mate- rial solutions and build new production lines to cash in on huge demand for FPCBs for 5G smartphones. Insulectro to Distribute Pacothane Products Across Canada E Insulectro, the largest distributor of materi- als for use in the printed circuit board and printed electronics industries, has announced it will distribute Pacothane lamination-assist products across Canada beginning April 1, 2019. Trackwise Ships 26m-Long Flexible Printed Circuit E Trackwise has shipped a 26-metre long multi- layer, flexible printed circuit (FPC), believed to be world's longest ever produced, for distribut- ing power and control signals across the wings of a solar-powered, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The circuit is one of over fifty supplied by Trackwise into this vehicle. New eBook Explores Tips for Executing Complex PCB Designs E I-Connect007 is excited to announce the release of the latest title in our educational library: The Printed Circuit Designer's Guide to… Executing Complex PCBs.

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