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IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC-4101 Qualified Products Listing (QPL) requalification to Arlon Electronic Materials Division, an electronics material manufacturing company headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Arlon produces and sells military-grade, copper-clad laminates, prepregs, and packaging substrates to the global electronics industry. The company continues to be listed as an IPC-4101E trusted source capable of manufacturing in accordance with industry best practices for IPC slash sheets 40, 41, and 42, the polyimide-based slash sheets covered in IPC-4101E. Arlon successfully requalified their product, 85N to slash sheets 40 and 41 of IPC-4101E, Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and Multilayer Printed Boards. Arlon successfully requalified their product, 37N to meet the requirements of slash sheet 42 from the same standard.
According to John Wright, Arlon’s director of quality, “Having our polyimide products listed on IPC’s Validation Services Qualified Products List gives our customers the assurance that our processes and products continue to meet or exceed IPC-4101 slash sheet specifications.” Wright commented further by saying, “As a supplier into the global aerospace, industrial, and military markets, we feel that IPC’s Validation Services program provides our customer base the confidence that Arlon’s products will consistently meet their design and performance requirements.”
IPC's Validations Services QPL/QML Program was developed to promote supply chain verification. It also provides auditing and certification of electronics companies' products and identifies processes that conform to IPC standards.
“Arlon has differentiated itself from the competition in the polyimide market by becoming part of IPC's global network of trusted industry sources,” said Randy Cherry, IPC director of Validation Services. “We are pleased to recognize Arlon for their requalification and being the first U.S. facility as a trusted supplier conforming to IPC-4101E as well as covering all three polyimide specification sheets.”