Nordson MARCH Plasma System Wins VISION Award at NEPCON China


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Nordson MARCH has received the VISION Award from SMT China magazine and the Innovation Award from Electronics Manufacturing (EM) Asia magazine for its new-generation RollVIA plasma system at the recent NEPCON China 2018 event in Shanghai.

The RollVIA plasma system is used for plasma applications such as surface activation for improved adhesion, carbon removal and descum/desmear for cleaner surfaces, and etchback, which removes a slight amount of dielectric contamination between internal copper planes during printed circuit board (PCB) production. The RollVIA provides uniform plasma treatment of substrates as thin as 25 microns.

The RollVIA is a completely self-contained plasma system with production-proven roll-to-roll material handling for flexible PCB manufacturing. The vacuum system, plasma chamber, control electronics, and 40kHz power supply are housed in a single enclosure for cost effectiveness. The integrated roll-to-roll material handling system ensures precise control of roll speed, tension, and edge guidance for substrates. Optical-based edge guide detection allows for reliable control during rewind operations. Substrate loading is simple with easy access to the load and unload sections via three doors. The system is configured for vertical processing so that equal plasma treatment can be applied to both sides of the substrate, maximizing product quality and throughput. The fast vacuum pump down and process cycle times further add to the throughput and productivity. It's configurable with 1, 3, or 5 plasma cells to meet process requirements.

"Receiving these awards from SMT China and EM Asia magazines is especially meaningful to us because the China market is an extremely important one for Nordson MARCH," said Desmond Hor, sales director, Nordson MARCH. "Nordson MARCH has had offices in China for many years to provide complete engineering, application, and sales support. The RollVIA system fits the China market because it presents unique vacuum and gas flow technology, electrode designs, and superior temperature management. The careful balance of these critical design elements and process recipe parameters deliver a system that creates the most uniform treatment for key applications like desmear and landing pad cleaning."

About Nordson MARCH

Nordson MARCH designs and manufactures a complete line of award-winning and patented plasma treatment systems that improve product reliability and increase production yields. Delivering over 30 years of continuous innovation Nordson MARCH is a global leader in plasma processing technology for manufacturing semiconductors, printed circuit boards, microelectronics, and medical devices with offices and labs worldwide, including the USA, Europe, Singapore, China, Japan, and Korea. An expert staff of scientists and engineers is available to assist development of plasma processes. For more information, click here.

About Nordson Corporation

Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems that dispense, apply and control adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants, biomaterials, and other fluids, test and inspect for quality, and treat and cure surfaces, and are supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves many consumer non-durable, durable and technology end-markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954, headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has operations and support offices in nearly 40 countries. For more information, click here.  

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