SC Technologies LLC of Englewood, Colo., has purchased a 15,000-square-foot plant in Ama-rillo, Texas. SC manufactures static-dissipative plastic sheet, film and paint used in the electronics industry. President Jeff Brown said the new plant will help the company serve its expanding customer base in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
The plant, which sits on a 1-acre site just north of Amarillo's business district, will house all-new equipment including an automated, streamlined plastic-surfacing production line and laboratory facilities.
Products currently being manufactured in Anaheim, Calif., by a subcontractor will be transferred to the Amarillo plant, except for a hard-coat product, which will continue to be made in Anaheim.
The company recently changed its name from StatiCon Inc. However, its tradename products will continue to be called StatiCon.
SC Technologies buys acrylic and polycarbonate sheet from a variety of suppliers, then glazes it with a proprietary surfacing pro-cess. The process also can be used on plastic components, and is a permanent coating that results in products for electrostatic discharge and contamination control in clean room construction.
``The bonding process changes the properties of the plastic materials from an insulator to a semiconductor, providing anti-static and static-dissipative properties,'' he said.
The static-dissipative plastic sheets are used in automated assembly equipment, fabricated desiccators and boxes, partitions, process instrumentation and conveyor covers.
The company's primary customers are in semiconductor wafer manufacturing and automated electronic assembly equipment.
Preliminary production is scheduled to begin this week in Amarillo, where the company expects to hire 12-15 people.
Another 12 people are employed at the Englewood plant, the company said.