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Rainbow Technology Systems, based in Scotland, recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Throughout this time the company has maintained a focus on investment in the development of chemistry and equipment to enhance the manufacture of fine line circuits. This has seen the introduction to the market of the Rainbow Coating Line and Rainbow Etch Resist, making it possible to efficiently manufacture circuits in finer detail—repeatable sub-50-micron track and gap—in a small production area using minimum energy.
The Rainbow Panda Line enables artworks to be permanently coated with an ultra-thin layer of Rainbow Phototool Protect Coat to deliver significantly increased repeatability of perfect fine line imaging from one phototool.
As demand to include more functionality into ever smaller packaging grows, the challenges for high-yield production of fine line circuits intensify. These include the handling and the processing of materials and parts. Rainbow Technology are committed to being at the cutting edge of fine line production and have added further expertise and experience to their product offerings. Today, the company continues to invest further in fine line technology with the development of the Rainbow Singulation Line. This line receives a copper panel, coats the panel with a UV-curable solvent-free proprietary wet etch resist and laminates the panel with thin mylar ready for imaging with direct image systems including LDI. A horizontal flow enables the process to be installed in-line.
Airborne contamination, along with contamination inherent in materials and material processing, presents continual challenges to meeting yield targets for the manufacture of fine line circuits. In recognition of this, Rainbow Technology have acquired KSM Superclean, a leader in contact cleaning technologies. KSM’s portfolio of products permanently remove surface contamination from a wide range of materials used in critical processes for fine line manufacture to include imaging, laminating, printing and inspection. Since the acquisition, Rainbow Technology have implemented new branding and substantial enhancements to the KSM product range in terms of functionality, efficiency and design—all of which deliver increased value to customers.
David Westwood, sales & marketing manager of Rainbow Technology Systems, said: “With the commercial and technical backing of Rainbow, the KSM Superclean brand is now positioned to be an even greater force in contact cleaning. Our team has decades of experience in this sector on a global basis across many industries. Our product spectrum ranges from the manufacture of custom-made contact cleaning equipment to the supply of the highest quality consumables. We continue to innovate the fundamental characteristics of our products to deliver increased operational efficiencies and performance.”
He added: “Rainbow Technology is enjoying major growth in multiple market sectors across a broad range of products and services. This growth is enabling us to invest further in our program of development for fine line circuit manufacture, and we have some extremely interesting technologies in process. A huge factor in this is being able to call on Rainbow’s extensive in-house expertise in PCB manufacture and chemistry.”
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