Arlon EMD Continues Factory Expansion


Reading time ( words)

Arlon EMD, a privately held, veteran owned, specialty laminate manufacturer has completed Phase I of their 2019 facility expansion and factory upgrades. Arlon has now more than doubled the manufacturing floor space used for shrink-wrapping, packaging and labeling materials in preparation for shipping.

Arlon’s provides a wide range of unique, specialty materials for the OEMs and fabricators, with a strong focus on reliability, quality, accuracy and short lead times. “Expansion of our facility is the first of several phases of capital investment for 2019. We are targeting improving our speed in manufacturing, product cleanliness and enhancements in facility performance. We are fortunate to have shareholders who believe in our business model and understand that our growth plans warrant such investment,” stated Brad Foster, Arlon’s president.

The Phase I expansion also entailed removing two clerical offices and opening up space for increased manufacturing output. In addition, Arlon built two new work stations, one office, added 75 feet of transport conveyor track, and purchased a new ink marking machine, tunnel oven and shrink-wrapping equipment. All this upgrade activity is designed to improve material flow through the operation. “It was important for us to get faster, more consistent and smoother with our single order flow. It’s all about speed in getting our products packaged and to our customers as quickly as possible,”commented Ricardo Mendoza, Arlon’s manufacturing manager. 

Arlon EMD is veteran owned and privately held by CriticalPoint Capital. Arlon EMD is a 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. Visit Arlon at www.arlonemd.com.

Share

Print


Suggested Items

A Guide to High-reliability PCBs from Design to Specification

07/24/2019 | Jeff Beauchamp, NCAB Group
Creating reliable PCBs is an outcome of considering all aspects that can affect reliability as early as possible in the design process. The further down the design process, the more expensive and risky it can be to fix. As they say, everything starts with the design. Because a good board design improves the reliability of the end product and lessens the risk of failure.

Microvias: Links of Faith are Not Created Equally

07/18/2019 | Jerry Magera and J.R. Strickland, Motorola Solutions Inc.
Microvias connect adjacent copper layers to complete electrical paths. There are copper-filled microvias, which can be stacked to form connections beyond adjacent copper layers, and staggered microvias, which stitch adjacent copper layers with paths that meander on the layers between the microvias. This article discusses the various laser-drilled microvias and presents SEM photographs to begin the search for the root cause of weak copper interface.

An Examination of Glass-fiber and Epoxy Interface Degradation in Printed Circuit Boards

07/12/2019 | Bhanu Sood, Michael Osterman, and Michael Pecht, Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering
Multilayer organic laminates, which make up over 90% of the interconnecting substrates in electronics (standard FR-4 represents 85% of the substrates used for laminates), can develop a loss of electrical insulation resistance between two biased conductors due to conductive filament formation.



Copyright © 2019 I-Connect007. All rights reserved.