3M Releases Polycarbonate Ultra Precision Carrier Tape for Electronics Transport
3M™ Ultra Precision Carrier (UPC) Tape 3000UP and 3000UB (TIFF 10.8 MB)
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AUSTIN, Texas – July 8, 2009 - 3M Polycarbonate Ultra Precision Carrier (UPC) Tape 3000UP
and 3000UB, recently introduced by the 3M Electronic Solutions Division, offers electronic
component manufacturers a reliable and convenient means of protecting and transporting small
electronic components, helping to minimize product loss.
3M UPC tape is designed to meet the growing challenges of packaging and transporting smaller and
thinner electrical and electronic devices in tape and reel. The carrier tape is designed to minimize
tilt, flip and migration of small and ultra thin components while in transport. The static-dissipative
properties of 3M UPC tape provide excellent protection for static-sensitive components.
The carrier tape’s precision pocket cavity dimensions, tight tolerances and small pocket holes
enhance component-in-pocket fit and registration of components. Unique tooling and precision
processing technology from 3M enables form sizes as low as to 0603 (0201). Nominal UPC tape
pocket-hole-forming capability, down to 0.20 mm, restricts movement and tilting to allow
component placement into pocket cavities accurately during component insertion applications. An
ultra-small pocket hole is available for vacuum to enhance component stability during taping
applications. The carrier tape is also available in a clean room packaging format.
The carrier tape’s high-temperature resistance, high tensile strength and low shrinkage
characteristics bolster dimensional accuracy for consistent component-in-pocket form.
3M UPC tape is compatible with most cover tapes on the market. 3M recommends 3M Universal
Cover Tape (UCT) with pressure sensitive adhesive for optimal protection and system performance.
About 3M Electronic Solutions Division
3M Electronics Solutions Division offers innovative solutions to the electronics market, such as static control products; copper interconnect systems; cables and cable assemblies; carrier and cover tapes and trays; flexible circuits; embedded capacitor materials; and Textool brand test and burn-in sockets. For more information on interconnect solutions available from the 3M Electronic Solutions Division, visit www.3mstatic.com.
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