Electra Polymers acquires inks business from Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials
Jun 21, 2006
Electra Polymers Limited, a specialist manufacturer of resists and coatings for the electronics industry, announces it has acquired the Ronascreen(TM) inks and soldermask business from Rohm and Haas, together with its Durashield(TM) V42 thick copper technology filler products.
Incorporating soldermasks, legend inks, marking inks and etch resists, the range complements and strengthens Electra's current range of inks and soldermasks, confirming the company's position as a leading player in the supply of specialist materials to the global PCB and automotive electronics industries.
Together with the Ronascreen(TM) product line, Electra has also acquired Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials' Durashield(TM) V42 high-performance thick copper technology for automotive electronics; further expanding Electra's portfolio of high reliability coatings and giving it access to the heavy copper filler business.
Electra's Sales and Marketing Director, Shaun Tibbals, explains: "Automotive electronics is extremely demanding in terms of insulation properties and environmental testing. The Durashield(TM) products offer many advantages to high volume production of heavy copper circuitry that is becoming more and more common in the industry. Already granted the requisite approvals, the Durashield(TM) product line opens the doors for us into this sector and will also create opportunities for its current and prospective users to evaluate other products from the Electra range".
"Electra expects to see a significant increase in sales as a result of this acquisition", says Tibbals. "By adding the Ronascreen(TM) and Durashield(TM) brands to our own range, we grow our business, expand our customer base and strengthen our ability to continue to deliver high class products to the PCB industry".
The handover of the business is already underway and will be carefully managed over the coming months, by both companies, to ensure that customers enjoy a seamless transition of manufacturing and sales services, to be completed by 31st July.