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LAKE FOREST, CA – October 18, 2017


Insulectro, the largest distributor of materials for use in the printed circuit board and printed electronics industries, has announced its supplier CAC, Inc., manufacturer of CAC (copper-aluminum-copper), has acquired the assets used to manufacture ABC (aluminum-bonded-copper) and sheeted copper foil. Both CAC and ABC feature Oak Mitsui’s electrodeposited copper foil attached to one or both sides of a pristine aluminum separator in a cleanroom and are used to improve throughput and copper surface quality in the creation of multilayer printed circuit boards.


“The combination of CAC and ABC not only combines two respected brands in the industry but it strengthens the production capability of ‘protected’ outer-layer copper foil’,” Insulectro President and CEO Patrick Redfern commented. “We are proud that our suppliers CAC, Inc. and Oak Mitsui are expanding their partnership as developers and producers of ED copper foil.”


The ABC and CAC operations will be consolidated into CAC. Inc.’s Southern California manufacturing facility. The supply chain is expected to be streamlined as both companies distribute their products through Insulectro.


Oak Mitsui Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, John Blaber touted the acquisition. “CAC, Inc. is a fantastic home for our ABC product line. It provides continuity for this product and allows both Oak Mitsui and CAC, Inc. to focus of what we do best.”


Oak Mitsui is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui Kinzoku, the world’s largest manufacturer of copper foils and high-performance products for the electronics industry. Headquartered in Hoosick Falls, New York, Oak-Mitsui specializes in the development and production of world class performance foils for copper clad laminates and Advanced Technology products.


“We are pleased to see CAC, Inc.’s acquisition of ABC. It’s an indication of their resolve to help fabricators make better circuits” Redfern concluded.



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