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Nordson MARCH Introduces The New Plasma System For Roll-to-roll Production


Nordson MARCH, a global supplier of plasma processing
technology, announces its new-generation RollVIA plasma system, a completely
self-contained vacuum plasma system with production-proven, roll-to-roll
material handling for flexible printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing. The
new RollVIA incorporates unique vacuum and gas flow technology, new process
control technology, updated electrode designs, and superior temperature
management with precise control of roll speed, tension, and edge guidance for
uniform plasma treatment of substrates as thin as 25 microns. The RollVIA
system is used for plasma applications such as surface activation for improved
adhesion, carbon removal and descum/desmear for cleaner surfaces, and etchback,
which removes a slight amount of dielectric contamination between internal
copper planes during production of PCBs.

Roll-to-roll processing, also known as web processing,
reel-to-reel processing, or R2R, is the process of creating electronic devices
on a roll of flexible plastic or metal foil. The RollVIA plasma treatment
system is self-contained so that the vacuum system, plasma chamber, control
electronics, and 40 kHz power supply are housed in a single enclosure. Yet the
system has a compact 1737 x 2020 x 2323 mm (69 x 80 x 92 in) footprint and can
handle and process web widths from 48 to 600 mm. A service-friendly design with
three doors for full front and rear access make substrate loading simple and

The RollVIA system's performance capabilities are
complemented by low cost-of-ownership features. In addition to the system's
compact and service-friendly design, the RollVIA allows for vertical processing
so that equal plasma treatment can be applied to both sides of the substrate,
maximizing product quality and throughput. The fast vacuum pump down and
process cycle times further add to the throughput and productivity of the
system. It's configurable with 1, 3, or 5 plasma cells to meet process requirements.

Nordson MARCH will be exhibiting with partner Zhuhai
Unite-Effort Industries Co., Ltd. at HKPCA, being held at the Shenzen
Convention & Exhibition Center (SZCEC), Shenzhen, China, from 06 Dec 2017 -
08 Dec 2017 in booth 1V03. Stop by to learn how we can help with all your
plasma treatment requirements.

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