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 Vol. 2, Iss.9 TechXpert Applications Engineers & Services Drive Six Sigma to Create Customer Value
TechXpert is our pledge and responsibility to deliver the best technical applications expertise with every technology. It's included in every Enthone product shipment and every plating bath.

  • Six Sigma Collaboration Increases Brake Caliper Yields
    A Six Sigma project collaboration between Enthone and one of the world's leading automotive chassisproviders resulted in significantly improved production yields, efficiency, product performance-and increased profitability-at the manufacturer's North American brake production facility.
  • Recalls, Future Industry Trends, and Regulations
    This article provides a continuation of the conversation as the discussion turned toward the impact of recalls and regulations on the auto business.

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 Vol. 2, Iss.8 Chemistry Collaboration Is a Critical Component to Supporting Wafer Level Packaging
Eric Gongora, Global Director, Enthone Semiconductor Product Marketing, explains why WLP chemistry is a critical component  in helping  wafer foundries, OEMs  and IDMs address the  ever-changing industry landscape.

  • Challenges Facing Electrochemical Deposition
    Dr. Thomas Richardson, Enthone Senior Research Manager will be presenting, "Challenges Facing Electrochemical Deposition in Wafer Level Packaging," on Tuesday, October 27th at 2:45 pm.
  • Enthone Publishes Wafer Level Packaging Guide
    Enthone has published a semiconductor wafer level packaging (WLP) guide that describes how key growth drivers have resulted in making WLP chemistry a critical component in helping wafer foundries, OEMs, and IDMs address the ever-changing industry landscape.
 

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 Vol. 2, Iss.7 OEM Supplier Requirements and PAPP
Enthone partners with the world's top automotive OEMs, enabling us to obtain Voice of Customer (VOC) responses on a number of key industry issues and topics that impact the entire supply chain

  • A Dye-Free Acid Copper That Delivers!
  • Abbas Shariff, Six Sigma Black Belt, Technical Service Engineer, shares his insight on dye-free acid coppers and the advantages of using a dye-free acid copper.
  • Optimizing Hard Chrome Plating On Auto Components 
  • Dirk Wietholter, Industry Manager Heavy Equipment, Hydraulics, Shock Absorber- Europe, highlights key items from the two day Enthone Plating Academy on Hard Chrome
 

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 Vol. 2, Iss.6 GM Approves Enthone Trivalent Chrome
TRILYTE Flash CL trivalent chromium plating process was recently approved by General Motors to meet all requirements of GMW14668 Code B Type 4, including "Russian Mud" resistance.

  • Cracking the Case of Defects: Not just another, "Chemical Guy"
  • Douglas Kielbasa, Six Sigma Black Belt, Technical Service Engineer, discusses his endeavor of solving the cracking issue for a plating-on-plastics customers. 
  • Enthone Publishes Wear Resistant Coatings Guide 
  • An ENTHONE® Wear Resistant Coatings Product Selection Guide has been published by Enthone. Ensuring reliability and efficiency for unsurpassed performance, each coating optimizes quality, increases durability and extends product life, while meeting stringent OEM industry standards.
 

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 Vol. 2, Iss.5 Advanced Technology Center Opening in 2016
Enthone is proud to announce the investment of USD12.6 Million for The Enthone Advanced Technology Center, which will be dedicated to electronics and automotive innovations.

  • Alternative Surface Finishes for MID: Getting Away From Gold
  • Rick Stulher, Enthone Global Product Line Manager - Molded Interconnect Devices and Connectors, discusses about MID technology and its prominent force in the mobile technology industry
  • Tin Process Eliminates Oiling Out of Organic Compounds
  • STANNOSTAR® HMM-1000 MSA-based, pure tin plating process has been introduced by Enthone. Designed for deposition of reflowable, pure tin in medium and high speed equipment
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 Vol. 2, Iss.4 Advanced Technology Center Opening in 2016
Enthone is proud to announce the investment of USD12.6 Million for The Enthone Advanced Technology Center, which will be dedicated to electronics and automotive innovations.

  • Acid Zinc Nickel: It's All in the Details...and The Right Chemistry 
  • Enthone Techxpert, Rafael Covarrubias, discusses acid zinc nickel processes and the challenges of reaching adequate corrosion protection , while maintaining smooth bright appearances without variation in color.
  • Automotive Decorative Chrome Plating Forum 
  • Enthone recently hosted a comprehensive forum entitled, "OEM Material Standards & Solutions for Decorative Chrome Plating." that featured OEM panelist from Honda, Fiat-Chrysler, and General Motors
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 Vol. 2, Iss.3 Metal Finisher Increases Capacity while Meeting Emission Standards
Helmut Horsthemke, Global Product Manager- Wear Resistant Coatings, presents a global case study in which he highlights the benefits of using a high quality hard chrome process to increase capacity, while staying in compliance with new environmental regulations. 

  • "High Efficiency Plating Delivers the Highest Corrosion Protection"                                                          
  • In recent years longer car warranties have become a standard throughout the industry. Dr. Bjorn Dingwerth discusses the importance of fastener quality and potential options to help reach stringent OEM quality standards.

  • "REACH: U.S. Automotive Manufacturers Study EU Response"                                                                     
  • Linda Wing and Maja Brandes help break down the U.S. Automotive OEM response to REACH regulations and give insight on what impact they could have on future U.S. regulations.
 

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  Vol. 2, Iss.2

Enthone Affirms Commitment to Chrome Technologies and REACH
President, Rick Reagon, discusses Enthone's commitment to hard chrome technologies. Enthone will continue to actively participate in the authorization process under REACH and continue leadership roles in the Chromium Trioxide REACH Authorization Consortium (CTAC).

  • "Hatched In Europe, REACH Regulations Impact U.S. Auto Manufacturers"    
  • Maja Brandes and Linda Wing highlight the effects of REACH on U.S. Auto Manufacturers and the possible alternatives to  decorative hexavalent chrome.                                                 
  • "Are You Calculating Chemical Adds Correctly? Does It Matter"                                                                  
  • TechXpert Andy Lesko dives into the process driven world of chemical adds and zeros in on why it is so important to have a data  driven plating process.
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 Vol. 2, Iss.1
Enthone Rings In 2015
Vice President, Global Marketing-Performance Coatings, Henri Sep, highlights Enthone's continual efforts to innovate and optimize style, function, value, and reliability in 2015.

  • "TRILYTE® Flash CL Trivalent Chromium Meets CASS and Russian Mud Test Requirements"
  • TRILYTE® Flash CL is an environmentally-friendly, trivalent chromium plating process that deposits a bright decorative chromium layer over bright or satin nickel deposits.
  • "Put the Breaks On Blistering"
  • Sales Director-East, and Industry Manager Americas, Rich Lynch gives his expert insight on the issue of blistering on cast iron parts after zinc plating
 

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 Vol. 1, Iss.5 Enthone PCB Solutions
Enthone's Vice president, Global Marketing-Electronics, Sean Mirshafiei takes a look back at 2014, and at Enthone's innovative progress in the PCB industry.

  • "Bridging the OSP-Metallic Finish Gap"
  • Enthone's Michael Coll and Chris Klok discuss the importance of the last fabrication step for the PCB final finish.
  • "Enthone Shanghai receives ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications"                                                        

  • Bob Haskin, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager Director-Enthone Asia, highlights the success of the Enthone Shanghai Technical and Manufacturing Center, which was opened earlier this year
 

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 Vol. 1, Iss.4 PFOS Exemption Expires August 2015
PFOS-containing electroplating processes will expire on August 26, 2015. It is very unlikely that there will be a further extension, particularly in view of the North American PFOS ban earlier this year.

  • "TechXpert: Total Process Monitoring: Driving to Your Desired Destination"
    The process of driving is very controlled. An operator (aka, "the driver") interacts with a machine (aka, "the automobile") and makes it do what he wants. The driver does this with surprising accuracy.
  • "Decorative Chrome Plating: Key OEM Issues"
    Due to our close relationship with the world's top automotive OEMs, Enthone was able to elicit Voice of Customer (VOC) on key issues, technological requirements, and emerging trends in decorative chrome plating.
 

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Vol. 1, Iss.3 The World of Wafers
Recapping a dynamic year of growth for the Enthone Wafer Level Packaging Team.

  • "TechXpert: A Wafer Level Packaging Lab is Born"
    Enthone North American WLP Applications Manager Brian Gokey discusses the creation of the new WLP Applications laboratory in the heart of Silicon Valley.
  • "Eric Gongora Appointed Global Director, Semiconductor Product Marketing"
    Mr. Gongora will be working closely with the company’s WLP research and development, technical applications, and commercial teams to introduce advanced WLP technologies that create value to semiconductor manufacturers and electronics OEMs.
 


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Vol. 1, Iss.2

  • "TechXpert: Icons of the Industry"
    Every field has figures who are undisputed icons of their industry. Perhaps you know someone like that in your field of expertise?
  • "Six Sigma: $10 Million in Customer Financial Benefits Achieved"
    Enthone is proud to announce the upcoming graduation of the company's 2014 Six Sigma Black Belt Class.
 
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Vol. 1, Iss.1

Welcome to EnthoneNews!
  • "The Dilemma of Decorative Acid Copper Plating"
    Overcoming overleveling.

  • "The Future of Brake Calipers"
    There isn't just one surface finish option for brake calipers. What works best? Where is the automotive industry heading?
 
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