PCTFE in the Semi Conductor Industry

Why use PCTFE in the Semi-Conductor Industry?

Semi-conductors are the brains of electronics, providing user input, wireless connectivity, processing, storage, power management, and other essential functions to a wide range of essential products, life-saving equipment, and critical infrastructure. 

Fifty years ago, semiconductors helped people go to the moon and back safely, not to mention that recently, semi-conductors have made it possible to make autonomous vehicles a viable near-term technology.

Semi-conductors have become essential to the operation of everything from the economy to national security.

Without high-performance plastics, our mobile phones, tablets, and laptops that we use every day, along with technology like widescreen TVs, might not have been possible. In fact, the information age itself might not have taken place.

At Fluorocarbon, we supply critical components used in sophisticated chip-processing equipment to Sem-icon OEM’s across the world.

The components that are manufactured by Fluorocarbon meet the critical requirements of the Semi-conductor Industry.  The use of PCTFE is a key solution, because of its characteristics:

  • Excellent chemical resistance properties to avoid corrosion
  • Low outgassing and low moisture absorption characteristics in vacuums
  • High-temperature performance
  • Electrical insulating properties, low dielectric constant
  • Dimensional stability enabling tighter tolerances
  • Abrasive resistance giving longer part life
  • Creep resistance enabling improved loading
  • Excellent machinability
  • Flame retardant
  • Low thermal conductivity

PCTFE has been widely applied to the semiconductor industry. In addition, it excels in gas barrier properties, especially water vapor barrier which shows the best performance among the plastics.

PCTFE is a high-performance thermoplastic with excellent water vapor barrier properties. It is crystal clear and non-inflammable with good heat and chemical resistance and also features excellent melt processability.

Semiconductor materials are an essential component of electronic devices, making them vital for almost all major industries.

Sectors that are especially reliant on semiconductor materials include the following:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Clean Energy
  • Communication
  • Computing
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Internet of Things
  • Military

To find out how we can help your latest project contact info@fluorocarbon.co.uk

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