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22 PCB007 MAGAZINE I JANUARY 2018 Orbotech Inks Order from Career Technology for Pattern and Solder Mask DI Solutions E Orbotech Ltd. has announced a multi- million-dollar order from Taipei-based Career Technology (Mfg.) Co., Ltd. a worldwide manufacturer of flexible printed circuits, for Orbotech's industry-leading Nuvogo for Pat- terning DI and Orbotech Diamond 8 for Solder Mask DI solutions . Pluritec Wants to Remove Human Factor from Solder Mask E Solder mask remains a relatively hands-on task, which can result in human error. But equipment manufacturer Pluritec wants to change that. At PCB West, I spoke with Pluritec Vice President of Sales Lino Sousa about the company's new spray technology that can turn solder mask application into what is essentially a push-button operation. Ventec: Eye on the Future, with Automotive and Lighting Front and Center E Ventec's Thomas Michels and Didier Mauve sat down with I-Connect007 Editors Patty Goldman and Pete Starkey and enjoyed an upbeat and en - lightening conversation. Topics covered were the importance of maintaining supply chain continu- ity, market drivers for thermally conductive ma- terials, and development of enabling technologies to support the automotive electronics revolution. Viking: Covering the Globe with Value-Added Services E In the final hours of productronica 2017, Barry Matties met with Jake Kelly of Viking to discuss the company's value-added services, their growth in the India and America markets, and the UCE manufactured line they displayed. AGFA: From Film to Inkjet Solder Mask E The productronica show was filled with new technology, and it was great to meet with people and learn about it. This was how I met AGFA's Frank Louwet, who filled me in on the Dipamat inkjet solder mask they have been developing. Nordson MARCH Launches New-Gen RollVIA Plasma System for R2R PCB Manufacturing E Nordson MARCH, a Nordson company, has launched its new-generation RollVIA plasma system, a self-contained vacuum plasma sys- tem with production-proven, roll-to-roll mate- rial handling for flexible PCB manufacturing. Panasonic and Matrix Complete Outgassing Tests for Flex Materials E Panasonic Flex materials and Matrix Flex Coverlay materials have passed the ASTM E595-15 outgassing test. Trouble in Your Tank: Moving into Microvias—The Interaction of Materials and Processes, Part 2 E For the fabricator to successfully implement an HDI strategy, several new competencies must be acquired. Supply Line Highlights

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