ANAHEIM, CALIF. — United Desiccants has found a way to impregnate ultraclean plastic parts with moisture absorbents.
The material can be combined with low density polyethylene, polypropylene or high-impact polystyrene in the injection molding of trays, tablets, wafer-handling devices or other sensitive components.
``Now, there exists an injection molded product that can meet Class 10 clean room requirements for the semiconductor and electronics industries,'' Tim Luong said in an interview at Nepcon West in Anaheim.
Luong is a United Desiccants electronics-segment account representative based in San Jose, Calif.
The technology, called 2AP, is aimed at microelectronics applications facing moisture contamination.
United Desiccants is exploring possible applications and working with several major electronics manufacturers, Luong said. For a year, a test-diagnostic company has used the technology, sandwiching a desiccant between two layers of injection molded PS in a cap.
United Desiccants manufactures desiccants and absorbents at a plant in Belen, N.M.
The company is a unit of Sud-Chemie Group of Saint-Mammes, France.