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Flexible Printed Circuits (FPC)

Flexible Printed Circuits (FPC)

The main focus for GTS' business and developments over many years. GTS has probably the largest selection of adhesive-based FPC materials in the world. More
  • Standard Laminates (FCCL)with Electrodeposited and Rolled-Annealed copper foils from 9µm to 140µm
  • Coverlays and bond-plies with PET, PEN and PI films from 12 microns to 125 microns
  • Cast adhesives of epoxy, acrylic and Polyester resins from 12 to 50 microns
  • Alternative metals such as Aluminium and stainless-steel are used, for example for medical or heater circuits.
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Flexible Flat Cables (FFC)

Flexible Flat Cables (FFC)

Coated tapes of PET, Aramid Paper, PEN and Polyimide are used in the manufacture of flat cables and circuit-board jumper. More
  • Typically, these tapes are used in roll-to-roll lamination and may be classified as high, medium or low-flow depending on the adhesive used and the operating speeds desired.
  • Curing of cables made with epoxy adhesives is frequently done to improve temperature ratings. GTS can assist with the choice of tape for the application and with processing.

 

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Laminated Bus-Bars

Laminated Bus-Bars

GTS supplies a wide range of products for laminated bus-bars. More
  • These are thicker tapes with single and double-sided coatings used in press-lamination of layers of shaped copper sheets for high power distribution panels. 
  • End uses include electric train motors, solar panel inverters and wind turbines.
  • Newer applications include hybrid car motors and batteries. 
  • Most insulations are made with Polyester film, from 125 to 500 microns thick.
  • Alternative dielectrics include Aramid paper and Polyimide.
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Bonding and Insulation Tapes

Bonding and Insulation Tapes

Melt processable adhesive coatings are put onto a wide variety of substrates for general purpose bonding. More
  • Applications are numerous including cable wrapping, lamination of credit cards, chip module bonding, zips and balloon sealing. 
  • The adhesives may be low-temperature thermoplastics or high temperature thermosetting epoxies depending on the application and processing conditions.
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Flexible Composites

Flexible Composites

GTS processing methods allow the lamination of a wide range of materials to manufacture flexible composites. More
  • The composites have the combined properties of the laminated substrates, such as tear resistance of fabrics and UV resistance of films. 
  • Applications have included solar panel back-sheets, balloon fabrics, microlight aircraft, Polyimide and Polyester film multilayers.
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