Uniplate® LB equipment

Atotech’s new Neoganth® E Reducer

BERLIN, 25. April, 2017: Atotech is one of the global leaders of specialty chemicals and equipment manufacturing. With its innovative solutions it is at the forefront of customer needs and market developments. Sustainable solutions, cost-effective products and processes and technological leadership help tackle the industry’s challenges, such as the increasing cost pressures within the PCB HDI industry.

To tackle these cost pressures, Atotech has developed a new reducer process for its market leading ionic activation system Neoganth®: The Neoganth® E Reducer. This reducer process enlarges Atotech’s unique desmear and metallization product portfolio and contributes to the cost-effectiveness of its market leading process solutions for the PCB industry.

Neoganth® E Reducer

“The key benefits of our Neoganth® E Reducer are clearly its enhanced process stability and safety, the reduction of running costs due to the reduction in chemistry consumption by up to 25%, and the reduction of boron in the waste water, thanks to the minimized total amount of the active component in the waste water,” states Lars-Eric Pribyl, Global Product Manager of Atotech’s plating through hole (PTH) business technology team.

The reducer contains a special additive that deactivates the catalytically active palladium seeds accumulating in the reducer module over the bath lifetime. The active palladium particles for the decomposition reaction are thereby significantly decreased. This leads to a reduction of the reducer chemistry consumption by around 25%.

Neoganth® E Reducer is optimized for horizontal application, especially in Atotech’s market leading Uniplate® LB equipment. Due to the low and stable consumption over the lifetime, process stability is improved. At the same time, an excellent backlight performance is guaranteed.

The process also fulfills highest reliability standards proven in solder shock, quick via pull, thermal cycle and interconnect stress testing. Furthermore, the new reducer is compatible to all established pH buffer systems that are applied in the reducer process step.

Yvonne Fuetterer
Erasmusstr. 20
10553 Berlin, Germany
+49 30-349 85-220

About Atotech
Atotech is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialty chemicals and equipment for the printed circuit board, IC-substrate and semiconductor industries, as well as for the decorative and functional surface finishing industries. Atotech has annual sales of USD 1.1 billion. The company is fully committed to sustainability – we develop technologies to minimize waste and to reduce environmental impact. Atotech has its headquarters in Berlin, Germany, and employs more than 4,000 people in over 40 countries.