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Semiconductor - Wafer Manufacturing

Wafer processing is a term used to describe the process of creating chips, or integrated circuits, that are present in everyday electrical and electronic devices. High-quality thermoplastics play an integral role in this process due to their unique characteristics.

Because of its outstanding combination of physical properties, PEEK (polyether ether ketone) has been a material of choice for semiconductor wafer processing applications including structural parts in electronics and telecom equipment and integrated circuit (IC) test sockets. PEEK exhibits low moisture absorption and high chemical-, wear-, and thermal-resistance properties. PEEK also displays good management of static electricity.

The Semitron® line of semiconductor grade products maintains the same superior qualities of PEEK while providing increased strength, dimensional stability, and machinability. Semitron® outperforms other materials in its longevity and value compared to other engineering materials.

Piedmont Plastics stocks a variety of PEEK and Semitron® products engineered to optimize the precision performance of device manufacturing equipment. Our knowledgeable representatives will guide you in selecting the best materials for your semiconductor industry needs.