German supplier of coatings for PCBs, Peters, has announced that Swiss PCB manufacturer Varioprint will use its solder resist system, ELPEPCB Elpemer AS 2467, for a large part of its printed circuit board types in the future. The reason for Varioprint’s campaign is the advancing miniaturisation in the electronics industry which has led to more sophisticated PCB constructions and designs, Peters explained in a press release.
“PCB manufacturers such as Varioprint are concerned with the risk of the PCB being damaged during soldering in assembly production owing to the higher temperature load. By choosing the solder resist system from Peters, the company can meet the requirements for production processes and materials.”
“The fact that Varioprint, a globally recognised PCB producer, has opted for our solder resist is proof of confidence for us, and an incentive to offer ourselves to other manufacturers,” said Daniel Langenstein, managing director of Peters Schweiz.
The company confirmed that their products are eco-friendly products and do not contain the problematic photoinitiators type 907 or 369 that have been classified as a hazard to health and environment.
Peters says the Swiss PCB manufacturer was attracted to its new ink system not only because it features a better environmental compatibility, but also a higher grain-fineness of pigments and fillers and a higher performance in exposure.
“Our process engineers defined very stringent specifications for the manufacturers, in view of guaranteeing the highest possible product quality to our customers in the future,” Varioprint Sales Engineer Sascha Faust explained.
According to Peters, the Varioprint research team established that the new ink system ensures a better structuring of the ink on the PCB, especially in ultra-fine conductor applications, which in addition, creates a more homogeneous surface structure.
“This is the only way to ensure that our PCBs will be of highest possible quality for the next PCB generation and the one after that,” Varioprint’s Faust said.