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ESA Exclusively Approves Ventec VT-901 material in ACB Belgium’s HDI Rigid PCB qualification

Ventec International Group Co., Ltd. (6672 TT) is pleased to announce that its VT-901 polyimide material is now fully and exclusively qualified by ESA in ACB Belgium’s manufacture of High-Density Interconnect (HDI) Printed Circuit Boards. With this recently obtained ESA qualification, ACB is currently the only PCB manufacturer able to offer HDI technology within an ESA qualified domain.

Ventec’s VT-901 polyimide material offers exceptional reliability performance, meeting the demanding requirements of ACB’s HDI PCB manufacturing process that adheres to ESA standards. It has a high Td of 395°C, a Tg of 250°C, and a Low-Axis CTE of 50.

Ventec manufactures all VT-901 polyimide using custom treaters equipped with advanced filtration systems and 100% Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) to ensure strict FOD-control and adherence to the IPC4101E Appendix A inspection standards for materials for space applications. The same specialized equipment is utilized to manufacture thin-core laminates that are specifically designed for the most challenging space and aerospace printed circuit board applications. ACB’s advanced PCB manufacturing plant in Dendermonde, Belgium, together with Ventec’s AS9100 Rev D accreditation for their manufacturing and distribution facilities, establish both firms as leaders in the supply of space and aerospace electronics.

Joachim Verhegge, ACB Belgium’s Plant Director, says: “Further to our already existing ESA approval for Ventec’s VT-901 polyimide material in our Sequential Rigid and Rigid-Flex applications, we are pleased to now receive our ESA HDI technology qualification. This latest approval further reaffirms our position as a top-tier PCB manufacturer for the next generation of space programs.”

Peter Coakley, Ventec Director of Sales EMEA, commented: “We have a long-standing technology partnership with ACB, and I’m happy to support them in further strengthening their position as a leading provider of aerospace-standard PCBs. Ventec VT-901 polyimide’s thermal resilience and suitability for usage in high reliability rigid and flex rigid multi-layers in the demanding aerospace sector are demonstrated by the most recent ESA approval for HDI Rigid applications.”

Ventec International is a world leader in the production of polyimide & high reliability epoxy laminates and prepregs and specialist provider of thermal management and IMS solutions. Further information about Ventec’s solutions and the company’s wide variety of products is available at www.venteclaminates.com.

About ACB

ACB is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of High Technology & Quick Turnaround Printed Circuit Boards offering a wide range of technologies including rigid, flex-rigid and flexible multi-layer boards.

ACB is the partner of choice for companies requiring assistance with the design of high-end PCBs or for testing manufacturability of designs. As a technology leader with an excellent reputation in demanding market segments, ACB keeps true to its motto “…Eyes on the future, feet on the ground…”. ACB has R&D and production facilities in Belgium and France. The group also has a component division. Further information can be found by visiting www.acb.be.

About Ventec International Group

Ventec International Group Co., Ltd. (6672 TT) is a premier supplier to the Global PCB industry. With volume manufacturing facilities in Taiwan and China and distribution locations and manufacturing sites in both the US and Europe, Ventec specializes in advanced copper-clad glass reinforced and metal-backed substrates. Ventec materials, which include high-quality enhanced FR4, high-speed/low-loss- & high-performance IMS material technology, and an advanced range of thermal management solutions, are manufactured by Ventec using strict quality-controlled processes that are certified to AS9100 Revision D, IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015, and are backed by a fully controlled and managed global supply chain, sales- and technical support network. For more information, visit www.venteclaminates.com.