Semiconductor and Electronics Manufacturing Equipment

High-performance plastics for semiconductor manufacturing equipment

Semiconductor and electronics manufacturing equipment is used for a wide range of processes starting with the growth of silicon ingots and ending with the assembly and testing of finished devices. Equipment manufacturers specify high performance polymers to ensure that their machinery will operate reliably with maximum throughput and minimal yield loss.

Semiconductor manufacturing requires plastic materials with high purity, chemical resistance, ESD properties, and wear resistance for application success.

Benefits of Plastic Materials for Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment:

 

  • Static dissipative grades
  • Chemical resistance
  • Low particle generation in bearing and wear applications
  • Low outgassing characteristics
  • Low levels of extractables when placed in high purity chemicals
  • High temperature capabilities
  • Electrical insulating properties
  • Dimensional stability

PLASTIC MATERIALS FOR SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT

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Acetal

High strength, stiff, low friction engineering plastic with good wear properties.

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Acrylic

Outstanding strong, stiff, clear plastic available in a variety of brilliant colors and finishes.

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PVC

Strong, stiff, versatile low cost plastic material that is easy to fabricate, bond, and weld.

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DuPont™ Vespel® Polyimide

Extremely high temperature creep resistant plastic with excellent friction and wear characteristics.

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ECTFE

Fluoropolymer with outstanding mechanical properties and dimensional stability.

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ETFE

Plastic material with excellent mechanical strength, stiffness, and abrasion resistance.

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FEP

Flexible fluoropolymer with outstanding chemical resistance and electrical properties.

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PAI

Extremely stong, stiff, dimensionally stable plastic material often used in elevated temperature environments.

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PCTFE

Fluoropolymer with outstanding dimensional stability, mechanical properties, and temperature range.

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PEEK

Strong, stiff plastic with outstanding chemical resistance; performs over a wide range of temperatures.

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PET

A strong, dimensionally stable plastic with outstanding chemical resistance and wear properties.

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PFA

Flexible fluoropolymer that performs well in extreme temperature and harsh chemical environments.

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Polycarbonate

Transparent, strong and stiff thermoplastic with outstanding impact resistance.

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Polypropylene

Low cost, chemical resistant plastic with excellent aesthetic qualities.

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PPS

Plastic material with excellent chemical and corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures.

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PTFE

Low friction engineering plastic with outstanding chemical, high temperature, and weathering resistance.

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PVDF

High purity engineering plastic with excellent chemical, abrasion, and flame resistance.

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UHMW

Extremely tough abrasion resistant, low cost plastic, used for a wide range of wear applications.

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Ultem®

High strength plastic with outstanding electrical and high service temperature properties.

Semiconductor and Electronics Manufacturing Equipment Applications

 

  • Wet benches and cleanrooms
  • Wafer handling
  • CMP (chemical mechanical planarization)
  • Static electricity control
  • Test sockets
  • PCB solder pallets and assembly fixtures

Wet Benches and Cleanrooms

Test Sockets

CMP (Chemical Mechanical Planarization)

Wafer Handling

ESD Materials for Static Electricity Control

PCB Solder Pallets and Assembly Fixtures

Fluoropolymers for Fluid Handling

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