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Insulectro, the largest distributor of materials for use in the printed circuit board and printed electronics industries, has joined the printed circuit board advocacy group, PCBAA, as a founding member.
The Printed Circuit Board Association of America is a consortium of U.S.-based companies that support initiatives to advance the U.S. domestic product of microelectronics, specifically printed circuit boards, and the materials needed in their manufacture.
“It’s no secret the U.S. PCB industry has been playing catch-up for the past 20 years, and Insulectro is going all in to do our part,” stated Patrick Redfern, Insulectro CEO and President.
“It’s exciting to join our other founding members and colleagues—AGY, Calumet Electronics, Isola Group, Summit Interconnect, and TTM Technologies—in making a statement about the need for change in our industry."
“PCBAA seeks to promote an environment in which U.S.-based printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturers can thrive. The organization values the market fairness and a level playing field on which U.S. PCB manufacturers can compete against competitors subsidized by foreign governments,” Redfern continued. “To find out more about PCBAA, go to PCBAA.org. You can follow the organization’s progress, mission, and apply for membership. Join us. We are going to make a difference.”
Insulectro supplies advanced engineered materials manufactured by Isola, DuPont®, LCOA®, CAC® Inc., Pacothane, Focus Tech Chemicals, JX Nippon, TADCO, EMD Performance Materials, Shikoku, Shur-loc, Kemmer Praezision GmbH, Industrial Brush Corp, and Denkai America. Most recently high-performance lamination presses from InduBond® have been added to the product line.
These products are used by Insulectro customers to fabricate complex, multilayer circuit boards and to manufacture printed electronics components. Insulectro serves a broad customer base manufacturing rigid, rigid/flex and flexible circuit boards for applications in a variety of end markets including aeronautics, telecom, data communications, high speed computing, mobile devices, military, printed electronics, and medical. Insulectro combines its premier product offering with local inventory across North America in “customer-near” distribution centers, fabrication capabilities and backed up by expert customer and technical support services.