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Copper-clad laminate (CCL) manufacturer ITEQ has announced plans to invest an additional $62.37 million to set up a new CCL plant in Jiangxi, China, seeking to expand its market share and meeting increasing demand from clients, according to a Digitimes report.
The new plant is slated for commercial production in June 2019 with a capacity of 600,000 sheets a month initially, and will ramp up to 1.2 million sheets depending on market demand.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
At productronica, MacDermid Enthone Electronics Solutions and Alpha Assembly Solutions had one large combined booth to promote the companies’ integration. Over a buttered pretzel (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it), we talked about the newly amalgamated company, something everyone in the company is quite enthusiastic about.
Gene Weiner, Weiner International Inc.
Hold on to your seats! 2018 will be a year full of rapid changes, surprises, and growth. M&A activities will flourish. The supply chain will suffer shortages and changes as demand increases, copycats will rush to market, and new markets and potential suppliers will vanish before they are established.
Barry Matties, I-Connect007
In this interview from productronica 2017, Isola’s Karl Stollenwerk discusses the decline of the laminate market in Europe over the past 17 years, current demands on raw materials, and Isola’s new strategy to remain competitive.