FR406

High Performance Epoxy Laminate and Prepreg

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Thermal PerformanceElectrical PerformanceIndustry Approvals
Tg
170°C
Td
300°C
Dk
3.93
Df
0.0167
IPC-4101 - /21 /24 /26
UL - File Number E41625
FR406 sets the industry standard for high performance epoxy materials.

This product is engineered to meet the demands of the multilayer printed circuit board industry, while maintaining standard FR-4 processing. FR406 offers improved dimensional control, superior chemical and thermal performance and product consistency.

Product Attributes

Typical Market Applications

  • There are no typical market applications.

Product Features

  • Industry Recognition
    • UL File Number: E41625
    • RoHS Compliant
  • Performance Attributes
  • Processing Advantages
    • FR-4 process compatible
    • UV blocking and AOI fluorescence
    • No post bake after pressing

Product Availability

  • Standard Material Offering: Laminate
    • 2 to 125 mil (0.05 to 3.2 mm)
    • Available in full size sheet or panel form
  • Copper Foil Type
    • HTE Grade 3
    • RTF (Reverse Treat Foil)
  • Copper Weight
    • ½ to 2 oz (18 to 70 µm) available
    • Heavier copper available
    • Thinner copper foil available
  • Standard Material Offering: Prepreg
    • Roll or panel form
    • Tooling of prepreg panels
  • Glass Fabric Availability
    • E-glass
    • Square weave glass

Production & Manufacturing

    PropertyTypical ValueUnitsTest Method
    Metric (English)IPC-TM-650 (or as noted)
    Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) by DSC170°C2.4.25C
    Decomposition Temperature (Td) by TGA @ 5% weight loss300°C2.4.24.6
    Time to Delaminate by TMA (Copper removed)
    A. T260
    B. T288
    10
    >2
    Minutes2.4.24.1
    Z-Axis CTE
    A. Pre-Tg
    B. Post-Tg
    C. 50 to 260°C, (Total Expansion)
    60
    250
    3.5
    ppm/°C
    ppm/°C
    %
    2.4.24C
    X/Y-Axis CTEPre-Tg13ppm/°C2.4.24C
    Thermal Conductivity0.3-0.4W/mKASTM E1952
    Thermal Stress 10 sec @ 288ºC (550.4ºF)
    A. Unetched
    B. Etched
    PassPass Visual2.4.13.1
    Dk, Permittivity
    A. @ 100 MHz
    B. @ 1 GHz
    C. @ 2 GHz
    D. @ 5 GHz
    E. @ 10 GHz
    4.00
    3.95
    3.93
    3.92
    3.92
    2.5.5.3
    2.5.5.9
    2.5.5.5
    2.5.5.5
    2.5.5.5
    Df, Loss Tangent
    A. @ 100 MHz
    B. @ 1 GHz
    C. @ 2 GHz
    D. @ 5 GHz
    E. @ 10 GHz
    0.0130
    0.0161
    0.0167
    0.0172
    0.0172
    2.5.5.3
    2.5.5.9
    2.5.5.5
    2.5.5.5
    2.5.5.5
    Volume Resistivity
    A. C-96/35/90
    B. After moisture resistance
    C. At elevated temperature
    9.0 x 107
    3.0 x 107
    MΩ-cm2.5.17.1
    Surface Resistivity
    A. C-96/35/90
    B. After moisture resistance
    C. At elevated temperature
    3.0 x 108
    8.0 x 108
    2.5.17.1
    Dielectric Breakdown>50kV2.5.6B
    Arc Resistance90Seconds2.5.1B
    Electric Strength (Laminate & laminated prepreg)44 (1100)kV/mm (V/mil)2.5.6.2A
    Comparative Tracking Index (CTI)3 (175-249)Class (Volts)UL 746A
    ASTM D3638
    Peel Strength
    A. Low profile copper foil and very low profile copper foil all copper foil >17 μm [0.669 mil]
    B. Standard profile copper
        1. After thermal stress
        2. At 125ºC (257ºF)
        3. After process solutions

    1.19 (7.0)

    1.60 (9.0)
    1.19 (7.0)
    1.60 (9.0)
    N/mm (lb/inch)
    2.4.8C

    2.4.8.2A
    2.4.8.3
    2.4.8.3
    Flexural Strength
    A. Length direction
    B. Cross direction
    93,700
    78,200
    ksi2.4.4B
    Tensile Strength
    A. Length direction
    B. Cross direction
    62,950
    47,680
    ksiASTM D3039
    Poisson's Ratio
    A. Length direction
    B. Cross direction
    0.191
    0.154
    ASTM D3039
    Moisture Absorption0.2%2.6.2.1A
    Flammability (Laminate & laminated prepreg)V-0RatingUL 94
    Max Operating Temperature130°CUL 796
    The data, while believed to be accurate and based on analytical methods considered to be reliable, is for information purposes only. Any sales of these products will be governed by the terms and conditions of the agreement under which they are sold.
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