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INSULECTRO is the largest supplier of materials used to manufacture printed circuit boards (PCBs) and printed electronics (PEs). Insulectro combines its Best-in-Class product offering in well-stocked distribution centers across the country.
Our offering is supported by our extensive fabrication capabilities, legendary customer service and a staff of knowledgeable technical resources.
Insulectro serves a broad customer base manufacturing rigid, rigid/flex and flexible circuit boards for applications in a variety of end markets including telecom, data communications, high speed computing, mobile devices, military, and medical.
Things we are excited about. . .
Isola and Insulectro Partner at IPC APEX EXPO
to Create Superbooth Exhibit
Insulectro partnered with Isola to create the largest exhibit in the materials section at this year’s IPC APEX EXPO at the San Diego Convention Center, February 14 through 16, 2017. The exhibit space (3733/3833) showcased new, innovative products from Isola and Insulectro’s best-in-class suppliers
Ken Parent, Insulectro Vice President of Sales & Product Management commented, “We welcomed the chance to partner with Isola to create a totally unique exhibit experience at IPC this year in San Diego. Our 1200 square booth provided a perfect arena for attendees to observe what’s changing the industry.
“As we all know the PCB industry changes at an ever-increasing pace. On the technical side, circuit boards are continuing the relentless trend towards thinner, smaller, and faster. OEM designers are demanding a new breed of materials with lower loss and lower Dk to design and build boards that were never before possible. As a materials distributor, we are very pleased to distribute a host of exciting products to the electronics industry.
In addition to Isola’s amazing high speed digital and RF laminates, we highlighted innovative new products from DuPont®, LCOA®, Pacothane, Focus Tech, and EMD Performance Materials. Add to that the premiere line of copper foil from Oak-Mitsui, and Shikoku Chemicals’ leading edge products in organic solderability preservatives (OSP) and advanced pretreatment categories,” Parent added.
Insulectro Hosts 7th Annual EPIC VIP Reception at Hard Rock Hotel's Club 207 During 2017 IPC Apex Expo
Insulectro continued its legacy as the largest materials supplier during the 2017 IPC Apex Expo at the San Diego Convention Center in February. A highlight of the week was Insulectro's highly coveted invitation-only reception for VIP customers, OEMs, industry thought-leaders, and the press. The Epic 7 event was held in Club 207 of the Hard Rock Hotel on February 14, 2017, the first night of the trade show. Over 350 VIPs enjoyed the food, the drink, and the entertainment provided by an all-woman string quartet - Phat Strad. The music group, sponsored this year by DuPont, encored last year's smash performance at IPC in Las Vegas. Again, wildly received, this group played contemporary rock standards on electrical stringed instruments.
Everyday Materials You Need, On Our Shelves Every Day
Insulectro announces a new stocking program to ensure frequently used materials are readily available to fabricators.
The PumaFast™ program stocks the Heart of the Range laminates and prepregs in select Insulectro branch warehouses based on customer demands.
Insulectro Vice President of Sales and Product Management Ken Parent stated, “Insulectro recognizes the importance of maintaining adequate inventory in strategically located stocking locations in north America.
“We’ve listened to our customers and understand their challenges - when they need materials, they need them quick. Insulectro pledges to maintain reserves of the most popular laminates,” he added.
“Insulectro continues to work with the PCB Fabricators, Designers and OEM’s through our ACT! program to educate the market on material specifications and availability”.
Among the PumaFast® materials stocked are various thicknesses and constructions of 370HR, 185HR, 408HR and high-speed prepreg. In addition, Isola’s high speed digital laminates – I-Tera® MT40, Tachyon 100G, Astra, and I-Speed® are also stocked in the program (for a look at specific materials in included in the program visit www.getpumafast.com or visit the Insulectro website www.insulectro.com ).
Vital to the success of the PumaFast@ program is ready access to a Customer Portal on the website.
“The Customer Portal allows fabricators to see what we currently have on our shelves,” stated Dan Diesel, Vice President – Business Strategy and CIO for Insulectro, “Although the list is dynamic and changes as materials are allocated, it provides a great starting place for a purchase.”
“PumaFast® and our Portal are two ways Insulectro is making it easier for our customers to do business with us. That’s a priority for us,” Ken Parent added.
See PumaFast Stock
Insulectro, a leading supplier of materials for use in the PCB and Printed Electronics industries, is distributing six new products that are virtually without competition in the PCB marketplace. The products, which range from laminates to drill room materials, symbolize how PCB suppliers are keeping up with the OEM demands of thinner, faster, better.
“What we are seeing coming into the marketplace are materials that are focused on eliminating or reducing certain challenges fabricators have had to put up with, as well as new ones caused by rapidly evolving technology,” commented Insulectro Vice President of Technology Chris Hunrath. “It’s remarkable to have a portfolio of six performance products that are without peer in our industry.”
Vice President of Sales and Product Management Ken Parent agrees with Hunrath. “On one side of the perspective, we are offering Isola’s new laminate Chronon™ with its electrically transparent glass fiber reinforcement that eliminates differential pair skew issues for next generation High Speed Digital designs that operate about 10 GHz. On the other side, we’re introducing LCOA’s new conformal drill layer – Conformat™– that is soft enough to overcome image transfer challenges, yet hard enough to suppress exit side burrs in the drilling process,” Marsh stated. “Both products have been met with unprecedented enthusiasm.”
Hunrath added, “Plus, DuPont’s new Pyralux® HT is a laminate system with a service temperature of 225 degrees C. for flexible and rigid PCB applications. HT allows board shops to fabricate previously impossible designs for automotive, aerospace, oilfield, and other high temperature environments.
“Also taking the heat are two new products from Pacothane – ThermoPad™ and ThermoFilm™ – a press pad and film that utilizes a unique release technology for temperatures up to 300 degrees C. allowing reliable lamination and unmatched conformability of the latest generation of high temperature materials,” he concluded.
Other products include Ormet Sintering Paste which is a Z-axis interconnect paste that forms a metallurgical bond between layers and facilitates both rapid time to market and high complexity boards. Also, a polyimide silver paste is just about to come on the market.
“Insulectro’s Six Pack Performance Products are very exciting for our customers. They will help shape our industry in the near future,” commented Parent. “OEMs will be delighted to see how these materials can deliver results not before imagined.”
SIX PRODUCTS TOTALLY UNIQUE TO THE PCB INDUSTRY DISTRIBUTED BY INSULECTRO
INSULECTRO DEBUTS NEW QUICKTURN VEHICLE IN SILICON VALLEY
As part of its continued focus on the Silicon Valley marketplace, Insulectro has rolled out a special PumaFast™ delivery van to compliment its service model for qualified customers' needs. The Sprinter Model 170 van will offer premium, ultra-fast delivery to facilitate customers' QuickTurn needs.
Our industry, our customers, and suppliers are positioned in the center of technological acceleration. . New developments in PCB manufacturing processes are everywhere –new substrates, resins formulations, glass-cloth, copper foils, and glass-free builds. Why the demand for these new breakthrough products? They make things faster. They all allow brand new designs to run with greater speed.