The semiconductor industry requires components manufactured from materials with a unique combination of conductive, shielding, insulating, and heat resistant properties. High performance plastics exhibit the required properties and provide semiconductor manufacturers with the ideal materials for both end products and as parts in the processing equipment used to manufacture the semiconductors.
Our plastics solutions are used extensively throughout the semiconductor industry, especially where high-temperature and high purity processing is required. Our plastics materials are dimensionally stable at high and low temperatures, provide clean and contaminant-free surfaces, and are not affected by harsh chemicals, strong acids, or solvents. Our solutions continue to replace metal parts for wafer handling, bearing surfaces, processing vessels, parts carriers, and IC test equipment sockets and handlers. Piedmont also distributes static dissipative PVC, acrylic, and polycarbonates for use in applications such as clean room glazing.