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Nordson MARCH FlexTRAK-SHS High-capacity Plasma Treatment System Provides Enhanced Automation and Production Flexibility

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, a Nordson company (NASDAQ:NDSN),
a global leader in plasma processing technology, announces the
introduction of its FlexTRAK®-SHS automated plasma treatment
system. The plasma system includes the 9.6-liter (585 in³) large-volume
F3-S process chamber that can be configured for larger strips or can
treat more strips per cycle, yielding higher throughput and increased
productivity for semiconductor and electronics packaging. Chinese
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The FlexTRAK-SHS system’s advanced automation enables high-throughput
processing of lead frames, high-density substrates, and other strip-type
electronic components. The system handles simultaneous strip buffering
and plasma processing for higher chamber utilization. Advanced process
controls, interchangeable electrode configurations, and plasma modes
give ultimate application flexibility.

The plasma chamber of the FlexTRAK-SHS employs the same architecture and
technology as the smaller FlexTRAK platforms for a seamless transition
as production demands more capacity. It is capable of processes such as
surface cleaning, oxidation removal, organic contamination removal, and
surface activation. FlexTRAK-SHS is CE marked and meets SEMI S2/S8
(EH&S/Ergonomics) standards.

Key applications for plasma cleaning include:

  • Pre-wire bond plasma treatment on semiconductor package substrates and
    lead frames
  • Pre-underfill plasma treatment on flip-chip packages
  • Pre-mold plasma treatment on semiconductor package substrates and lead
  • Plasma treatment of semiconductor package substrates and lead frames
    for improved adhesion
  • Removal/reduction of oxidation on lead frames.

“FlexTRAK-SHS is the latest in Nordson MARCH’s TRAK® series
of automated plasma systems and is designed to fulfill our customers’
requirements to develop new processes to improve product performance and
increase productivity while reducing costs,” said Daniel Chir, product
line manager, Nordson MARCH. “Built upon MARCH’s patented plasma
technology, the FlexTRAK-SHS is our most advanced automated plasma
system, increasing productivity to new levels while providing the same
unparalleled treatment uniformity and process consistency as our other
TRAK series plasma systems.”

For more information, contact Nordson MARCH at
or visit the website at

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About Nordson MARCH

Nordson MARCH designs and manufactures a complete line of award-winning
and patented plasma treatment systems that improve product reliability
and increase production yields. Delivering over 30 years of continuous
innovation Nordson
is a global leader in plasma processing technology for
manufacturing semiconductors,
circuit boards
, microelectronics,
and medical
with offices and labs worldwide, including the USA, Europe,
Singapore, China, Japan, and Korea. An expert staff of scientists and
engineers is available to assist development of plasma processes. Visit
Nordson MARCH at
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About Nordson Corporation

Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated
products and systems that dispense, apply and control adhesives, coatingspolymerssealantsbiomaterials,
and other fluidstest
and inspect for quality
, and treat
and cure surfaces
, and are supported by application expertise and
direct global sales and service. Nordson serves many consumer
non-durable, durable and technology end-markets including packaging,
nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation,
construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in
1954, headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has operations and
support offices in nearly 40 countries. Visit Nordson at www.nordson.comTwitter
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