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Doosan Electro-Materials BG, a global leader in electronic materials with headquarters in South Korea, and Arlon EMD, a specialty materials supplier based in Southern California, have reached an agreement whereby Arlon EMD has distribution and sales rights in North America for Doosan’s DS600 flexible copper clad laminates, as well as Doosan’s high-Tg FR-4 and halogen-free laminate and prepreg product lines. With this agreement, Arlon EMD increases their product line offerings into the electronic materials industry with a focus on rigid-flex applications for military, avionics and space market segments.
“Partnering with Arlon will enable us to have a greater focus on OEMs in North America in a variety of markets. Arlon is well respected in their target market segments and a leading supplier of polyimide and specialty materials that are complimentary to Doosan’s FCCL product lines,” commented Seungwoo (Steve) Yoo, vice president of Doosan’s R&F Business Division.
“Our customers now have the option to integrate Doosan’s high quality flexible laminates into their flex and rigid-flex designs, knowing that Arlon will provide technical support and domestic supply of the Doosan products. We are fortunate to be able to partner with Doosan-EM BG, a world-wide leading manufacturer of flexible and rigid copper clad laminates, and are excited to offer Doosan’s high quality products to our valued customers in North America,” said Brad Foster, vice president and general manager of Arlon.
Doosan EM BG is a global leader, supplying a wide range of electronic materials, including flexible and rigid laminates, FR-4, high-performance and high-speed laminates into the electronics industry. Doosan-EM BG, posted top line sales in 2015 of $820M and is a division of Doosan Corporation which is publicly traded on the Korean Stock Exchange.
Arlon EMD is a privately held, veteran-owned US manufacturer and distributor of specialty materials. Arlon has supplied materials for the N. American, UK and European markets for more than 25 years from their manufacturing location in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
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