FR408HR

High Performance Laminate and Prepreg

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Thermal PerformanceElectrical PerformanceIndustry Approvals
Tg
190°C
Td
360°C
Dk
3.68
Df
0.0092
IPC-4101 - /98 /99 /101 /126
UL - File Number E41625
FR408HR is a proprietary high-performance 230°C (DMA) glass transition temperature (Tg) FR-4 system for multilayer Printed Wiring Board (PWB) applications where maximum thermal performance and reliability are required.

FR408HR laminate and prepreg products are manufactured with Isola’s patented high performance multifunctional resin system, reinforced with electrical grade (E-glass) glass fabric. This system delivers a 30% improvement in Z-axis expansion and offers 25% more electrical bandwidth (lower loss) than competitive products in this space. These properties coupled with superior moisture resistance at reflow, result in a product that bridges the gap from both a thermal and electrical perspective.

The FR408HR system is also laser fluorescing and UV blocking for maximum compatibility with Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) systems, optical positioning systems and photo-imagable solder mask imaging.

Product Features

  • Industry Recognition
    • UL File Number: E41625
    • Qualified to UL’s MCIL Program
    • RoHS Compliant
  • Performance Attributes
    • CAF resistant
    • Lead-free assembly compatible
    • 0.8 mm pitch capable
    • 6x 260°C reflow capable
    • 6x 288°C solder float capable
  • Processing Advantages
    • FR-4 process compatible
    • UV blocking and AOI fluorescence
    • No post bake after pressing
    • Good flow and fill
    • Dimensional stability
    • Via filling capability
    • Multiple reflow capable
    • Multiple lamination cycles
    • VIPPO design compatible

Product Availability

  • Standard Material Offering: Laminate
    • Available in full size sheet or panel form
  • Copper Foil Type
    • HTE Grade 3
    • VLP-2 (2 micron), 1 oz and below
    • 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
    • Low Dk glass
    • Square weave glass
    • Mechanically spread glass

Production & Manufacturing

  • This product is Available for Quick Turn Around
  • Currently manufactured in Asia, North America
PropertyTypical ValueUnitsTest Method
Metric (English)IPC-TM-650 (or as noted)
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) by DSC190°C2.4.25C
Decomposition Temperature (Td) by TGA @ 5% weight loss360°C2.4.24.6
Time to Delaminate by TMA (Copper removed)
A. T260
B. T288
60
>30
Minutes2.4.24.1
Z-Axis CTE
A. Pre-Tg
B. Post-Tg
C. 50 to 260°C, (Total Expansion)
55
230
2.8
ppm/°C
ppm/°C
%
2.4.24C
X/Y-Axis CTEPre-Tg16ppm/°C2.4.24C
Thermal Conductivity0.4W/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
3.72
3.69
3.68
3.64
3.65
2.5.5.3
2.5.5.9
Bereskin Stripline
Bereskin Stripline
Bereskin Stripline
Df, Loss Tangent
A. @ 100 MHz
B. @ 1 GHz
C. @ 2 GHz
D. @ 5 GHz
E. @ 10 GHz
0.0072
0.0091
0.0092
0.0098
0.0095
2.5.5.3
2.5.5.9
Bereskin Stripline
Bereskin Stripline
Bereskin Stripline
Volume Resistivity
A. After moisture resistance
B. At elevated temperature
4.4 x 107
9.4 x 107
MΩ-cm2.5.17.1
Surface Resistivity
A. After moisture resistance
B. At elevated temperature
2.6 x 106
2.1 x 108
2.5.17.1
Dielectric Breakdown>50kV2.5.6B
Arc Resistance137Seconds2.5.1B
Electric Strength (Laminate & laminated prepreg)70 (1741)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. After process solutions

1.14 (6.5)

0.96 (5.5)
0.90 (5.1)
N/mm (lb/inch)
2.4.8C

2.4.8.2A
2.4.8.3
Flexural Strength
A. Length direction
B. Cross direction
72,500
58,000
ksi2.4.4B
Tensile Strength
A. Length direction
B. Cross direction
54,525
38,678
ksiASTM D3039
Poisson's Ratio
A. Length direction
B. Cross direction
0.137
0.133
ASTM D3039
Moisture Absorption0.061%2.6.2.1A
Flammability (Laminate & laminated prepreg)V-0RatingUL 94
Max Operating Temperature130°CUL 796
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