Polyonics

Polyonics manufactures high performance materials for high temperatures and harsh environments. These include thermal transfer printable label and tag materials, single and double coated tapes, laser markable label materials and printable flexible substrates. The ultra-thin polyimide, polyester and aluminum materials include ultra-high temperature, flame retardant, ESD-Safe™ and high opacity options and are used by converters and OEMs worldwide for electronics, metal processing, automotive, aerospace and medical device applications.

We are displaying our full line of engineered tapes, labels and flexible substrates at IPC APEX in San Diego this week at booth #2904. Our polyimide and polyester products include high temperature, ESD and flame retardant features and are used for tracking, insulating, isolating, masking and bonding in the electronics, aerospace, automotive, and medical industries. Our films are used as substrates in the printed electronics industry. Stop by booth #2904 or contact us today to learn more.

Polyonics manufactures a variety of label materials that comply with the ASTM E595 standard for low out (or off) gassing (LOG). The E595 standard was developed by NASA to screen low outgassing materials for use in ultra-critical space applications, but has since been adopted by many other industries where materials are used under vacuum and levels of out gassing needs to be carefully controlled. These include electronics (hard drives, PCBs, etc.), microelectronics (wafers, chips, etc.), avionics, etc. Continue reading

label-material-slit-widthsThe Polyonics SWIFT program provides converters with same or next day shipping of our most popular high performance polyimide label materials. Pre-slit rolls are available in 1 and 2 mil thick high gloss, semi-gloss and ESD-Safe® constructions, widths of 3″, 4″, 5″ and 6″ and lengths of 410′, for short runs, and 1640′ for mass production jobs. Our SWIFT program offers you:

  • Pre-packaged product ready for immediate delivery.
  • Orders received before 2pm EST are shipped same day.
  • Next day shipping post 2pm.

View our SWIFT Program materials below and place your order today!

Label Material         Sizes Available          Features
XF-528 (1 mil) 3″, 4″, 5″ x 1640′ and 3″, 4″ x 410” High gloss, high resolution printing
XF-529 (2 mil) 3″, 4″, 5″ x 1640′ and 3″, 4″ x 410′ High gloss, high resolution printing
XF-581 (1 mil) 3″, 4″, 5″, 6″ x 1640′ and 3″, 4″ x 410′ Semi-gloss, aggressive adhesive
XF-582 (2 mil)  3″, 4″, 5″ x 1640′ and 3″, 4″ x 410′ Semi-gloss, aggressive adhesive
XF-781 (1 mil)  3″, 4″ x 410′ or 1640′ Semi-gloss ESD-Safe
XF-782 (2 mil)  3″, 4″ x 410′ or 1640′ Semi-gloss ESD-Safe

Polyonics provides a wide range of options for manufacturers requiring ESD-Safe tapes, especially those with static dissipative and/or low charging features. Our ESD-Safe tapes meet the requirements of ANSI/ESD S20.20, IEC 61340 and JEDEC JESD625B standards for process required charged insulators used in proximity to static sensitive devices. Watch our product in action on this video.

Read the full press release Here for all of the details.

Polyimide FilmPolyonics has recently released a new antistatic plastic packaging film for ESD sensitive components and devices. Their product meets the S20.20, JEDEC JESD 625B and IEC 61340 standards for charged insulators and is available in 25 µm and 50 µm polyimide as well as 25 µm clear and 50 µm white polyester. Custom thicknesses and materials are also available.

Read the full press release Here for all of the details.

Polyonics Label MaterialEarlier this month, Polyonics announced their new developments in their cryogenic and laboratory label product lines. Their new UDI medical device tracking labels are perfect for products exposed to extreme heat, washing, and sterilization processes. With their cryogenic storage labels rated to -196°C (-320°F) in liquid nitrogen, they are perfect for glass, polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) vials.

Read the full press release Here for all of the details.

Polyonics has just launched a new flame retardant label material for automotive manufacturers with durable fire prevention. Designed for under-the-hood and interior applications, our new FMVSS 302 label is ideal for ID tracking and warning labels. Tested and passed by a third party source, our label meets UL94, VTM-0 and FMVSS 302 standards.

Read the full press release Here for all of the details.

JuneRecently Dave Genest, Polyonics’ Marketing and Communications Manager, published an article at www.US-Tech.com discussing causes and solutions to ESD from labels and tapes in the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) manufacturing world.

In today’s PCB manufacturing scene barcodes, packaging tapes, and labels are vital to efficient production. However, these materials traditionally cause Electro Static Discharge which results in product failure. It is estimated that “product losses due to ESD can be up to 7% of manufacturing costs”.

By using ESD safe tapes and labels, PCB manufacturers and assemblers can reduce failures significantly. Polyonics offers a full line of labels and tapes that can be safely adhered and removed from a product throughout the entire manufacturing process.

Read the full article Here for all of the details.

durable label material1) Increased Use of Highly Active Fluxes

Flux is a highly acidic substance that is used in the manufacture of PCBs to remove oxides from contact surfaces and chemically prepare them for soldering.  An ideal flux helps create strong solder joints while leaving a minimal amount of residue to be cleaned post soldering. Traditionally rosin based fluxes were used, but more and more companies have switched to highly active (ORH1), water based, no clean fluxes. These new fluxes are able to more easily dissolve oxides due to their stronger acidic characteristics plus they don’t require a cleaning process which helps reduce manufacturing costs. Continue reading