American Standard Circuits Attains UL Approval for Isola's I-Tera Laminate and Prepreg Family


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American Standard Circuits, a leading manufacturer of quality rigid, metal-backed, flex, and rigid-flex printed circuit board, had obtained UL approval for the I-Tera laminate and prepreg family, which includes I-Tera MT, a very low-loss laminate engineered for high-speed digital applications made by Isola.

"I-Tera MT is a new product from Isola that offers lower dielectric constants and lower dielectric loss than similarly positioned competitors," commented Anaya Vardya, CEO of American Circuits. "It is very suitable for many of today’s high speed digital and RF/microwave printed circuit designs. As industry demands continue to become more demanding, this laminate is desirable to OEMs who need these impressive specifications."

"Our goal at American Standard is to provide our customers with the latest technology in high performance printed circuit boards. Getting this particular UL approval represents a significant step in that direction," Vardya added. "The I-Tera material is a material that supports high speed requirements.  It has also been shown to have excellent thermal robustness with very low loss."

The significance of obtaining UL approval was underscored by Isola, manufacturer of I-Tera MT.

"The UL qualification for I-Tera MT obtained by American Standard Circuits is strategic for Isola and its efforts in the RF Microwave and Military market segments. We are looking forward to working with American Standard on new programs and designs utilizing this material," Rich Pangier senior OEM marketing director, commented. "The flexibility in the core and prepreg product offering will be a benefit for these applications."

Isola’s I-Tera MT and other Isola laminates are distributed by Insulectro from its ten stocking locations across the United States.

About American Standard Circuits

American Standard Circuits (ASC) prides itself on being a total solutions provider, manufacturing quality rigid, metal-backed, flex and rigid-flex PCBs as well as RF/microwave PCBs to the medical, automotive, industrial, defense, and aerospace markets in volumes from test and prototypes to large production orders. ASC has the expertise to provide all technologies in a time-critical environment. Company qualifications include ISO9001:2008, MIL-PRF 31032, and ITAR registration. It holds a number of key patents for metal bonding processes as well.

About Isola Group

Isola Group is a global material sciences company focused on designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepregs used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards. It's high-performance materials are used in a diverse range of electronic end-markets including applications in computers, networking and communications equipment, high-end consumer electronics, as well as products designed for use in the advanced automotive, aerospace, military and medical markets.

About Insulectro

Insulectro is the leading supplier of PCB and printed electronics materials used to manufacture circuit boards. Insulectro combines its premier product offering with local inventory in 10 strategic stocking locations across the country, fabrication capabilities and backed up by expert customer and technical support services.

Insulectro supplies advanced engineered materials manufactured by DuPont, Isola, LCOA, CAC, Inc., Ormet Circuits, Pacothane, Circuit Foil, and Focus Tech. These products are used by our customers to fabricate complex, multilayer circuit boards. Insulectro serves a broad customer base manufacturing rigid, rigid/flex and flexible circuit boards for applications in a variety of end markets including telecom, data communications, high speed computing, mobile devices, military, and medical.

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