INKJET INKS FOR SECONDARY SELECTIVE SURFACE PROTECTION (in development)
Multiple technologies exist today for surface finishing that protect and preserve the solderable surfaces of a PCB as it moves from manufacturing to assembly, such as Organic Surface Protection (OSP), Hot Air Solder Levelling (HASL), Electroless Nickel/Immersion Gold (ENIG) and immersion Silver (ImmAg) or Tin (ImmSn). In the past, HASL was very common but today the demand for ENIG is much higher because it is more environmentally friendly. This is however expensive. With the use of a plating resist, different finishes can be combined on one board, like for instance ENIG and a cheaper OSP.
About DiPaMAT Inkjet Inks
All DiPaMAT inks are UV curable either with mercury bulb or LED. The inks are non-toxic and contain no solvents, hence they are environmentally friendly. DiPaMAT inks have a low viscosity, which allows for great printing efficiency within a wide range of printhead technologies. DiPaMAT inks meet all industry standards as well as health and safety regulations and are manufactured under ISO 9001.
Following Agfa’s vendor-neutral strategy, DiPaMAT inks are validated by major suppliers of industrial piezo print heads and printer integrators.