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Quadrant to Introduce Breakthrough Engineering Plastic Material at Semicon West 2012


Reading, PA - July 9, 2012

Quadrant is launching Semitron® MPR1000 at the Semicon West 2012 trade show on July 10-12, 2012. This new material offers a competitive advantage to engineer, delivering a high-performance material option with lower overall production costs.

Semitron® MPR1000 is a breakthrough engineering material developed for Semiconductor applications and more, but specifically for use in vacuum chamber applications. According to Quadrant EPP Global Market Segment Manager Scott Williams, the new material will fill the performance gap left by traditional materials. “Over the years, increasing electrode power levels, combined with aggressive plasma chemistries, led engineers to turn to expensive ceramics or breakage-prone quartz as their only options,” says Williams. Utilizing advanced technology, the engineers at Quadrant, the world's largest manufacturer of machinable plastics, developed Semitron® MPR1000 to be the go-to engineering plastic material option for plasma-based applications.

“The unique properties of Semitron® MPR1000 strike the perfect balance between the highest level of performance in the chamber and real value by delivering superior toughness (up to 25 times longer life over traditional plastics such as polyimide), while providing lower overall cost in use and ease of machining compared to semiconductor-grade ceramics,” states Williams. Another notable benefit is the material's cleanliness in the form of low ionic metal content and low out-gassing.

Quadrant will feature their new Semitron® MPR1000 material – again adding to the industry's most innovative and broad family of materials at booth #2119 in the South Hall of Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA July 10-12, 2012. Application specialists and technical experts will be in attendance to answer any questions relating to the new material, as well as other engineering and application concerns.

About Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products:
For over 70 years, Quadrant has been proving there is simply no substitute for quality, innovation and distinction. Their broad range of materials range from UHMW polyethylene, nylon and acetal to ultra-high performance polymers resistant to temperatures over 800° F (425° C), and are utilized globally in applications such as semiconductor manufacturing, machined parts in food processing and packaging, aerospace, electronics, chemical processing, life sciences, power generation and diverse industrial equipment. Quadrant EPP materials are supported by a global team of application development and technical service engineers across 20 countries.

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