DENVER – MacDermid Electronics Solutions’ direct plate system, Eclipse, has earned Mil-PFR-55110G approval through Defense Logistics Agency DSCC. Working with fabrication partner Universal Circuits and their strategic military OEM customers, MacDermid demonstrated Eclipse's reliability advantages compared to traditional electroless copper.
Eclipse is said to combine the latest innovations in metallizing through-holes and blind microvias with state-of-the-art horizontal processing. The Eclipse process incorporates advances in neutralization, conductive carbon dispersion, and copper preparation. According to MacDermid, the result is a direct plate process that can surpass electroless copper reliability with the added benefits of reduced cycle time, reduced equipment footprint, reduced labor costs, simplified process control and improved operator's conditions. Eclipse also eliminates formaldehyde, heavy metals and chelation.