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AN INTRODUCTION OF LNP™ LDS SOLUTION

• LDS Basic Introduction 

• LNP TM LDS Product Portfolio Introduction & Features 

• The Introduction of Newly Commercialized LDS Grades 

• LDS Recommended Processing Guideline 

• Case Study


LDS BASIC CONCEPT

LDS BASIC PROCESS

LDS PROCESS INTRODUCTION

LPKF LDS PROCESS VALUE PROPOSITION

LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ LDS COMPOUNDS

LNP™ LDS SOLUTION INTRODUCTION

LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ LDS PORTFOLIO - 1

LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ LDS PORTOFOLIO BEYOND PC BASE

LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ COMPOUND LDS GRADE DATA SHEET

LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ LDS PORTFOLIO VALUE PROPOSITION

THE INTRODUCTION OF NEWLY COMMERCIALIZED LDS GRADES

LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ D10001VP(ER008312) INTRODUCTION

LNP THERMOCOMP D10001VP(ER008312) is a PC based non Chlorinated and non Brominated FR UL94 V0 1.5mm for Laser Direct Structuring application 

Features: 

• Robust FR performance 

• UL 746C F1 

• High impact strength under low temperature 

• Good process ability 

• UL94V0 

Potential Applications: 

• Outdoor application requiring UV exposure and water immersion 

• Circuit replacement requiring fine pitch and 3D pattern 

• Other applications requiring LDS capable, high impact , UL 746C F1 and UL94 V0

LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ 8K008V (ER010182) INTRODUCTION

LNP THERMOCOMP 8K008V(ER010182) is Liquid Crystalline Polymer (LCP) based compound for Laser Direct Structuring application 

Features: 

• High heat resistance for SMT processing 

• Smooth surface 

• Low Warpage 

• Stable dielectric performance 

• Easy plating 

• UL94V0 

Potential Applications: 

• Optical communication module , 5G AAU dipole , OIS VCM , Antenna for laptop and wearable device , Endoscope antenna, POS security module

LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ 8MF44VE (ER010302) INTRODUCTION

LNP THERMOCOMP 8MF44VE (ER010302) is a Liquid Crystalline Polymer (LCP) based compound for Laser Direct Structuring application 

Features: 

• High heat resistance for robust SMT processing 

• High adhesion strength 

• Good welding line strength 

• Low warpage 

• Easy plating 

• UL94V0 

Potential Applications: 

• Optical communication module, 5G AAU dipole , OIS VCM , Antenna for laptop and wearable device , Endoscope antenna, POS security module

LNP™ 8K008V / 8KF44VE PERFORMANCE AND VALUE PROPOSITION

LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ 8MF44VG (ER010710) INTRODUCTION

LNP THERMOCOMP 8MF44VG (ER010710) is a Liquid Crystalline Polymer (LCP) based compound for Laser Direct Structuring application 

Features: 

• High heat resistance for robust SMT processing 

• Smooth surface 

• DK 3.2 / Df 0.003 

• Low warpage 

• UL94 V0 

Potential Applications: 

• Laptop antenna is requested low Dk and Low Df , SMT capable , LDS , High flow , and Halogen FR V0 

• Wearable device antenna

LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ OFC08V (ER011248) INTRODUCTION

LNP THERMOCOMP OFC08V (ER011248) is a PPS based with glass fiber reinforced compound for Laser Direct Structuring application 

Features: 

• High heat resistance for SMT processing 

• High modulus and strength 

• Good impact strength and ductility 

• Excellent heat and chemical resistance 

• UL94 V0 

• Good flash control 

Potential Applications: 

• 5G dipole antenna ,Electric and electronic components , and various parts requiring high strength and high heat resistance

LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ DX11355RC(ER009131) INTRODUCTION

LNP THERMOCOMP DX11355RC(ER009131) compound is based on recycled Polycarbonate (PC) resin. Added features of this grade include: Good Surface, Good Ductility, Non Brominated & Non Chlorinated Flame Retardant. Post Consumer Recycling (PCR) Polycarbonate content up to 50% for Laser Direct Structuring application 

Features: 

• Flame retardant 

• Post Consumer Recycled (PCR) 

• Non Brominated, Non Chlorinated 

• Laser Direct Structuring 

Potential Applications: 

• Personal accessory 

• Electrical devices and displays, Electrical components and infrastructure

LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ WF006V (ER010941) INTRODUCTION

LNP THERMOCOMP WF006V compound is a 30% glass fiber reinforced PBT resin based LDS material solution with good plating and stable RF performance. Wide processing window makes it a good candidate for internal and external parts for Laser Direct Structuring applications. 

Features: 

• Chemical Resistance 

• High Heat Resistance 

• Good Tensile Strength 

• Enhanced Ductility 

• Low warpage 

Potential Applications: 

• Smart phone antenna , Wearable device antenna, Animal tracker

PROCESSING GUIDE 

- DESIGN GUIDE & INJECTION TROUBLESHOOTING 

- LASER ACTIVATION PLATING

LDS DESIGN GUIDELINES (SUMMARY)

• Avoid using aluminum based tool for LDS material injection 

• Sharp edged transition around the metallization structure should be avoided 

• Avoid injection point and ejector locating around the metallization area 

• Avoid gate & weld line on metallization area 

• Flow mark & gas trap should not be on metallization area. 

• Silicon based mold releasing agent should not be used during injection 

• With GF filled grade, must follow general rules to minimize glass floating on surface 

• Choose the optimal material based on the application and follow the processing guidelines 

• Material recycling must be prevented

LDS DESIGN GUIDELINES

TROUBLE SHOOTING

LASER ACTIVATION PLATING

RECOMMENDED LASER OPERATING PARAMETERS

PLATING PROCESS COMPARISON

MACDERMID MID COPPER 100 XD PLATING SOLUTION

CASE STUDY

CASE STUDY - LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ DX13354 IN SMART WATCH ANTENNA

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