CHANDLER, ARIZONA, September 12, 2006 - Isola Group S.a.r.l., a designer, developer and manufacturer of high performance base materials for the printed circuit board industry, announced today extensive upgrades to the Singapore manufacturing facility. The $6.6 MM upgrades include a new multilayer material press line with a state-of-the-art Aiki automated build up system. The Aiki system comes with associated automation enclosed in a new 1K capable clean room facility, with upgraded laminate fabrication capabilities. In addition to supporting continuous quality improvement, these upgrades will increase capacity by 1.3 MM square feet of laminate per month, significantly reducing lead-time and enhancing quick turnaround capability.
According to Robert Haskins, President Isola Asia, "The new multilayer press line and Aiki system give us another tool to service not only local markets but all of Isola's key global customers. Our goal continues to be cost-effective development of innovative high-performance products meeting our customers' needs for increased functionality."