3M and Rainbow Technology SystemsCollaboration introduces New Photo Tool Coating
DUNFERMLINE, UK — Rainbow Technology Systems (RTS) and 3M's Protective Materials business have joined efforts to makeliquid coating protection for photo-tools available for use with the RTS Panda coating machine.
After several years of development,3M's proprietary coating solution is suitable for application by the RTS Panda coater and is ideal for use on photo-tools used in PCB manufacturing.
The Panda coater applies four microns of a liquidcoating, which cures under ultra violet (UV) light.
The 3M coating is optically clear, and provides a non-stick and abrasion resistant surface that protects the surfaceof the photo-tool.
The RTS Panda coater incorporates patent applied for technology reducingwastage and floor space and can accept sheets of different dimensions without adjustment.
The coating solution (PPC-007) and the Panda unit willbe available through RTS in Europe and the UK. Sales and distribution arrangements in Japan and other geographic markets are under discussion betweenRTS and 3M's Protective Materials business.