Can you tell me a bit about the company and why you're at SEMICON West 2018?
We’re Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals. Our division, Cargo & Device Protection, offers a complete portfolio of desiccants, container desiccants, oxygen absorbers, and humidity indicator solutions to help protect goods from moisture and oxygen through the entire supply chain. Solutions are available through a global sales network with worldwide manufacturing sites in Brazil, Indonesia, Turkey, United States, and China.
What products are you promoting at SEMICON West this year?
Our main focus is our new Humitector™ Type 2 Non-Reversible Humidity Indicator Card that we're launching; it fulfills a need to have an irreversible 60% spot on the humidity indicator cards. The humidity indicator card and the desiccant are integral components of dry packing of moisture sensitive surface mount devices to ensure that they stay dry during storage or shipment.
The JEDEC community just released J standard O33D of which has a type two card preferred. We are the only manufacturer at this time on the type two indicator card that fulfills those specifications. Further, we are the originators of the color change humidity indicator cards.
How can your products be used in industry and what benefits can it bring?
Our desiccants and humidity indicator cards are used when moisture sensitive surface mount devices are dry packed inside of the moisture barrier bag; our Desi Pak® bentonite desiccant adsorbs the moisture inside the bag, and the new Humitector Type 2 humidity indicator card provides a clear visual signal if the components have been exposed to moisture for a prolonged period of time – the 60% non-reversible spot will spread outside of its black border and not revert back. Also, per the new standards, humidity indicator cards cannot be re-used in dry packing if the 60% spot indicates it has surpassed the threshold. With our Humitector Type 2 cards non-reversible 60% indicators, one can visually see if it has exceeded the threshold due to the permanent color spot migration.
Find Clariant at Booth 2423 at SEMICON West.