MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions and Meiko Electronics Co., Ltd. Announce Direct Metallization Installation for Rigid PCBs

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MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, a leading supplier of integrated materials and chemistries to the electronics industry is honored to support Meiko Electronics Co., Ltd. on their first installation of the carbon-based direct metallization technology for rigid PCB applications in Japan.

The industry-first installation of direct metallization capabilities at Meiko’s Tendo Factory, which was completed this month, highlights both Meiko’s and MacDermid Alpha’s commitment to the automotive, industrial, and electronics industries in Japan. The installation will utilize MacDermid Alpha’s Blackhole® direct metallization chemistry, a trusted alternative to standard electroless copper processing. Blackhole provides reduced operating costs, greater efficiency, and substantial environmental benefits.  

The carbon-based technology delivers reliability and versatility while enabling users to reduce cycle time, decrease overall water consumption, eliminate the use of formaldehyde, and generate less waste than electroless copper plating.  

MacDermid Alpha and Meiko have a long-standing partnership, working together to support and advance the PCB industry. Joe D’Ambrisi, Executive Vice President of MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions comments, “We are proud and excited to be part of this ground-breaking opportunity working with Meiko. This further advances our established long-term global relationship, which includes their factories in China and Vietnam.”

“This new direct metallization capability at our flagship factory in Japan allows us to minimize our carbon footprint and provide our customers with a more sustainable circuit board”, commented Atsushi Sakate, Representative Director and Executive Vice President of Meiko Electronics Co., Ltd.

Discover how switching from an electroless copper process to direct metallization can benefit your PCB line. Visit our team at the JPCA tradeshow in Tokyo, East Hall 5, booth #5F-17 from June 12–14. Register for the event today:  

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