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FlexVIA Plasma System from Nordson MARCH Wins Innovation Award for Plasma Surface Treatment of Flexible PCB Materials
 
  Rocky Yin, East/North China Sales Manager (left), and Leo Li, China General Manager (middle), of Nordson MARCH accept EM Asia award
CONCORD, CA -

Nordson MARCH
, a global leader in plasma processing technology, received the EM Asia-China Award for its FlexVIA™ Plasma System, a completely self-contained vacuum plasma system designed for maximum efficiency and cost-effective etch, desmear, and surface activation treatment of flexible printed circuit boards (PCBs). The award, presented by EM Asia-China magazine on 23 April 2013, was determined by judging criteria that included innovation, cost effectiveness, speed/throughput, technology advancement, ease-of-use, quality, and maintainability.

The FlexVIA Plasma System is used during PCB manufacture to uniformly treat the inner surface layer of flex PCBs prior to lamination for improved adhesion and reliability. The system features a space-saving, compact chassis and an advanced horizontal electrode design to provide optimum material alignment. Utilizing patented plasma technology, the FlexVIA System does not require the use of temperature control, a blower, or expensive fluorine gases. Environmentally friendly and cost-effective gas plasma solutions, such as argon (Ar) and oxygen (O2), are utilized to maximize cost savings. The dual-rack chamber accommodates up to eighteen 20 x 24 inch panels in a single cycle and both sides of the flex material surface area are treated in a single-step process enabling a rate of 80 to 120 units per hour (UPH). 

"We would like to thank EM Asia-China and its panel of industry experts for this recognition," stated Dr. James Getty, president, Nordson MARCH. "The FlexVIA System represents significant advances in plasma treatment technology that is based upon the innovations and expertise we have developed during more than 25 years in this field." 

About Nordson MARCH
Nordson MARCH is the global leader in plasma processing technology for the semiconductor, printed circuit board (PCB), microelectronics, and medical & life science device manufacturing industries. Nordson MARCH has offices and applications laboratories worldwide, including California, Florida, Europe, Singapore, China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. With over 25 years of continuous innovation, Nordson MARCH designs and manufactures a complete line of award-winning and patented plasma processing systems.  An expert staff of scientists and engineers is available to assist in the development of plasma processes that improve product reliability and increase production yields. Visit Nordson MARCH on the web at www.nordsonmarch.com, or social media Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, or YouTube.

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