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Creative Materials introduces a new series of anisotropically conductive B-stageable silver-filled epoxy adhesives, our 128-32 series. These products can be applied by screen-printing, dipping, and syringe dispensing. These products feature excellent adhesion to a variety of metallic contact pad compositions, as well as other substrates.
Applications for the 128-32 series include conductive splicing of ribbon cables, electrical attachment of surface-mounted devices, and bonding of flex circuits to PC boards and electroluminescent panels. The 128-32 series is especially useful in preventing shorts in applications where closely spaced contacts is a concern. 128-32FP features a finer pitch than traditional anisotropic conductive materials. In addition, 128-32 product series offers a faster cure at lower temperatures, snap cure at higher temperatures, and longer working time. The 128-32 system features excellent thermal stability.
Other products in this series can provide custom versions specific to the target pad size and pitch. In addition, 128-32-F series are B-stageable film versions of the product.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
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William Webb, ASTER Technologies
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