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LORD Corporation Develops New Epoxy Material That Offers NXP Semiconductor Cost Reduction and Material Standardization

Published on 2009-01-23. Author : SpecialChem

LORD Corporation - a leading supplier of thermal management materials, adhesives, coatings and encapsulants to the electronics industry - has announced the availability of a new epoxy adhesive/sealant.

Developed for NXP Semiconductor, formerly Philips, the material, Thermoset® MA-511, is a one component thixotropic epoxy material designed for use as either an adhesive or a sealant in microelectronic applications requiring high-speed dispensing. According to Arnita Podpod, Project Engineer for NXP Semiconductor, they sought a reworkable, low-modulus, non-slumping, high-speed dispensing adhesive for cap sealing (clear and green caps) their CATV module. The previous materials used by NXP were not suitable for all cap types and therefore didn't provide strong enough adhesion. Key objectives for the new project included cost reduction and material standardization.

LORD extensively tested MA-511 and it passed all reliability tests for clear caps, an area in which NXP had previously experienced problems. Further, since MA-511 can be applied via an automated dispenser, they no longer experience tailing issues. The material cures rapidly, offers excellent adhesion to a variety of plastics and its thixotropic rheology allows shape to be maintained after dispensing.

"MA-511 has provided NXP with a reworkable, low-modulus, non-slumping material that is well suited for our application," said Podpod.

About LORD Corporation

With global reach and extensive technical capabilities, LORD has the ability to work on complex formulations, balancing contradictory property and process requirements to deliver the solutions that meet customer and market demands. For the electronics industry, LORD serves as a diversified technology company providing high value-added materials to niche markets. LORD builds on its more than 80 year history with a track record of successful long-term partnerships with technology leaders in industries ranging from aerospace to automotive, electronics to industrial heavy equipment.

With headquarters in Cary, N.C., and sales in excess of $700-MM, LORD Corporation is a privately-held company that designs, manufactures and markets devices and systems to manage mechanical motion and control noise and vibration; formulates, produces and sells general purpose and specialty adhesives and coatings; and develops products and systems utilizing magnetically responsive technologies. With manufacturing in nine countries and offices in more than 15 major business centers, LORD Corporation employs more than 2,600 worldwide.

Source: Lord Corporation


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