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Eliminate Hidden Contamination, Enhance Reliability: Foamtec Solutions for High-Performance Electronics Production

by | May 16, 2024

Trusted by Industry Leaders:

In the demanding electronics miniaturization and performance world, achieving uncompromising quality and reliability is paramount for every production stage. This is especially true for critical components like Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs) and Multilayer Ceramic Inductors (MLCIs). Foamtec offers a powerful solution to a hidden threat – fiber contamination in the screen prep room, a vital step for these components.


The Silent Threat of Fiber Contamination:

Traditional fabric wipers, marketed as “lint-free,” shed microscopic fibers during cleaning. These fibers can contaminate the entire cleanroom environment, impacting delicate materials used in high-performance electronics production. Particle contamination is a leading cause of defects in these components, ultimately affecting their reliability.

Introducing a Revolutionary Approach:

Foamtec tackles this challenge with a two-pronged approach:

  • PolyCHECK: Precise Particle Source Identification: PolyCHECK is a unique surface sampling tool that revolutionizes the identification of sources of particle contamination in your cleanroom. It offers a faster and more accurate method compared to traditional techniques like SEM stubs and tape.

Here’s how PolyCHECK works:

* PolyCHECK quickly collects samples from your cleanroom surfaces.

* These samples are then analyzed by sophisticated instruments like Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM/EDX) and Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR).

* By analyzing the composition and size of the particles collected by PolyCHECK, SEM/EDX and FTIR can pinpoint the exact source of contamination, including fibers exceeding 5 microns typically shed by fabric wipers.

  • UltraSORB: The Superior Wiping Solution: Explicitly engineered for critical cleanroom environments, UltraSORB is a fiber-free, open-cell polyurethane foam wiper. Its unique texture effectively traps and removes contaminants without generating particles themselves. UltraSORB is ideal for cleaning equipment used to produce high-performance electronic components.

Benefits for High-Reliability Electronics Manufacturing:

  • Eliminate Fiber Contamination:  Protect your delicate materials from defects and reliability issues caused by fiber shedding from traditional wipers.
  • Enhanced Cleanliness:  UltraSORB’s superior cleaning action ensures a cleaner prep environment, minimizing the risk of particle contamination.
  • Streamlined Processes:  Faster cleaning times with UltraSORB increase efficiency in your screen prep room.
  • Data-Driven Confidence:  PolyCHECK’s ability to gather accurate samples allows for more precise SEM/EDX and FTIR analysis, providing valuable data to optimize cleanroom practices and implement Kaizen’s continuous improvement initiatives.

Partnering for Success:

Foamtec is committed to collaborating with leading manufacturers of high-performance electronic components to achieve superior device reliability. By implementing PolyCHEC and UltraSORB, you can gain a significant edge in:

  • Reduced Defect Rates:  Minimize defects caused by fiber contamination, leading to higher yields and lower production costs.
  • Enhanced Product Reliability:  Manufacture electronic components with unparalleled reliability, ensuring exceptional performance in your customers’ end products.
  • Brand Reputation:  Demonstrate your commitment to quality and innovation by implementing cutting-edge cleanroom solutions from a trusted partner.

Take action today! Contact Foamtec to schedule a side-by-side evaluation in your screen prep room. Witness the power of PolyCHECK and UltraSORB firsthand and experience the difference in achieving fiber-free, high-reliability production for your critical electronic components.

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