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Electrolube's Beth Turner awarded NextGen best paper

3rd February 2022
Beatrice O'Flaherty

MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, a global supplier of integrated solutions from our Circuitry, Assembly and Semiconductor divisions that provides unmatched capabilities in electronics design and manufacturing, is pleased to announce that Electrolube’s Senior Technical Manager, Beth Turner, has been awarded NextGen Best Paper.

The paper, entitled “Bio-based Encapsulation Resins: Good for the Environment, Good for Your Environment”, was selected by the IPC Technical Program Committee for its thought-provoking, well-researched analysis of bio-based chemicals that led to the development of Electrolube’s breakthrough bio-resins range.

Toya Richardson, from the IPC’s Technical Program Committee comments, “Beth did an excellent job and the award is very well deserved for such a well-structured paper, filled with excellent research methodologies into emerging bio-based chemicals for electronics protection.The paper reflects extremely well upon both Beth and Electrolube, particularly as all of the papers were of such a high standard.”

Visitors at the IPC APEX EXPOtechnical conference had the opportunity to attend Beth’s presentation of her award winning Bio-Resins paper. Electronics protection is critical to extending the lifetime and performance of devices and Beth has examined the future of how going green could impact polymers used for electronics ruggedisation. The emergence of bio-based alternative products has occurred due to reduced fossil fuel dependency in the chemical industry and this paper outlines the difference in performance between different biogenic waste powders and investigates the performance differences between bio-based polymer and synthetic polymers.

The Bio-Resins paper explores bio-based chemicals and their origins (biomasses, feedstock, plants, and biological waste), as well as the performace impact in harsh environments including continuous high operating temperatures, hot humid environments and salt water immersion. Electrolube maintains high standards of environmental credibility, which run throughout the company from product packaging through to product development.  

MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions enables electronics interconnection through the innovative specialty chemicals and materials from our Alpha, Compugraphics, Electrolube, Kester, and MacDermid Enthone brands. We serve all global regions and all steps of device manufacturing within every segment of the electronics supply chain. The experts in our Semiconductor Solutions, Circuitry Solutions, and Assembly Solutions divisions collaborate with OEMs and fabricators in the implementation of new technologies that redefine what is possible in device design. Our world class technical service is constantly at hand to ensure optimised outcomes in yield and productivity. Our solutions can increase throughput, reduce carbon footprints, lower total cost of ownership, and enable electronics innovation.

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