Halocarbon Electronics Solutions Helps Drive Advancements in USA Military Lithium-Ion Battery Technology

For over 70 years, Halocarbon has provided innovative technical solutions to support strategic US military projects and technology. Halocarbon Electronics Solutions continues this tradition with breakthrough advancements in fluorochemistry for Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries by facilitating commercial-scale development for today’s most innovative military applications. Our fluorochemical solutions for Li-ion batteries enable high-performance, lightweight, safe, and reliable

Photosensitive Polyimides – Critical for Advanced Semiconductor Packaging

By Jason Spruell Semiconductor Packaging is driving the More than Moore revolution and accelerating the development of ever-powerful electronics. In previous articles, we discussed how advanced polyimides are enabling this More than Moore revolution. Critical to these technologies are photosensitive polyimides.  Polyimides are used as redistribution layer (RDL) dielectrics in the most advanced semiconductor packaging

Halocarbon PCTFE Technology for Low-Molecular Weight Oligomers

Halocarbon PCTFE Technology for Low-Molecular Weight Oligomers

What Are PCTFE Oligomers? PCTFE oligomers are engineered fluids that consist of only a few repeating CTFE monomer units. These low-molecular weight oligomeric materials differ from the high-molecular weight polymeric thermoplastics of CTFE in a number of ways. PCTFE oligomers are fluid in nature, taking on liquid, grease, or wax forms which can be tuned

Advanced Semiconductor Polyimides Enabling More than Moore

By Jason Spruell Innovative technologies are driving advances in the semiconductor packaging industry resulting in exponential growth of the number input/outputs (I/Os), modular designs for greater economies of scale, thinner and smaller chip packages. The key packaging technology is known as Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging (FOWLP) in which the input/outputs (I/O) are “fanned-out” from the

More than Moore through Advanced Semiconductor Packaging

By Jason Spruell For over 55 years, the semiconductor industry has continued down the path of unrelenting miniaturization as described by Moore’s Law. A majority of this time has been devoted to advancing photolithographic processes to create ever-decreasing feature sizes on logic processors and memory chips. From i-line and 248 nm, to 193 and 193

TFAA: A Semiconductor Solution With Significant Clean-Time Reduction Savings

With growing concerns surrounding the global warming emissions related to semiconductor manufacturing, the electronics industry faces a unique challenge. The demand for more environmentally friendly practices has driven the development of alternatives to traditional materials for use in the removal and cleaning of dielectric films and metal contaminants on the surface of semiconductor wafers. The

Upgrading Polyimides Through Enhanced Process Technology

By: Jason Spruell Polyimides as a Versatile Platform Polyimides are an important class of polymeric materials that are used in a wide variety of applications ranging from filtration membranes and aerospace composites electronics-grade coatings and adhesives. Polyimides are known to have excellent chemical resistance, mechanical properties, and high temperature performance. For this reason, polyimides are

How Halocarbon Oils and Greases Mitigate Stainless Steel Galling

Chemical manufacturing processes often use stainless steel as a material of construction due to its resistance to a broad range of chemicals and to corrosion. Stainless steel is one of the most commonly used metals in the chemical manufacturing industry today, and is used in a wide range of applications, such as reactors, valves, process

Halocarbon Creates Multi-Tier Response Plan to Maintain Supply of Essential Products During COVID-19 Crisis

The spread of COVID-19 is continuing to overwhelm societies and shakeup businesses around the world. As these disruptions emerge at unprecedented rates and magnitudes, businesses are having to adapt and respond in an ever-changing global environment to de-risk supply chains, safely maintain operations, continue production, and ensure the availability of their products.   As an essential

Traditional and Fluorinated Metalworking Fluids: A Brief Overview

Traditional and Fluorinated Metalworking Fluids: A Brief Overview

What are Traditional Metalworking Fluids? Metalworking fluids, also known as cutting fluids or coolants, are liquids used in metalworking operations such as cutting, abrading, and metal forming to reduce friction between the workpiece and the tool. Cutting fluids provide these processes with many benefits, including better surface finishes, longer tool life, lower energy consumption, enhanced