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Nordson MARCH MaxVIA System Offers Superior PCB Plasma Treatment Uniformity for Varied Panel Sizes and Types

Jun 07, 2011

Nordson MARCH's MaxVIA™ System is specifically configured to meet the demands of today’s high throughput PCB manufacturing operations. Plasma treatment uniformity is a key operational feature in desmear and etchback applications for HDI, flexible and rigid circuit board manufacturing technologies.

Nordson MARCH's MaxVIA™ System is specifically configured to meet the demands of today’s high throughput PCB manufacturing operations. Plasma treatment uniformity is a key operational feature in desmear and etchback applications for HDI, flexible and rigid circuit board manufacturing technologies.

Nordson MARCH, a leader in plasma processing technology,announces the global availability of the MaxVIA™ plasma treatment system that streamlines the printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing process by quickly and uniformly treating a variety of panel sizes and types.

Handles HDI, flexible, and rigid circuit boards for desmear and etchback applications

The MaxVIA system provides high throughput and superior plasma uniformity in desmear and etchback applications for high density interconnect (HDI), flexible, and rigid circuit board manufacturing.

The MaxVIA treatment system offers an expanded plasma chamber to accommodate large panel sizes of up to 24 x 42 inches and has a high throughput capacity of 92 to 138 units per hour (UPH), depending on panel size. The MaxVIA system utilizes 75% less volume of CF4 gas than competitive systems for desmear applications, thereby reducing the overall cost of ownership.

"The MaxVIA system sets a new industry bar for plasma treatment systems to handle a wide range of sizes and panel types while delivering superior uniformity at high-volume production rates," said Peter Bierhuis, president, Nordson MARCH.

Utilizing several new patent-pending technologies, the MaxVIA system expands the Nordson MARCH VIA™ Series, which includes the commercially successful ProVIA™ plasma system.  Successful deployments of the MaxVIA system have already occurred at several strategic customer locations, including a leading PCB manufacturer in Taiwan.


Nordson MARCH is the global leader in plasma processing technology for the semiconductor, printed circuit board (PCB), microelectronics, and medical & life science device manufacturing industries. Nordson MARCH has offices and applications laboratories worldwide, including California, Florida, Europe, Singapore, China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. With over 20 years of continuous innovation, Nordson MARCH designs and manufactures a complete line of award-winning and patented plasma processing systems.  An expert staff of scientists and engineers is available to assist in the development of plasma processes that improve product reliability and increase production yields.

Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) is one of the world's leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants, liquid and powder coatings and other materials to a broad range of consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations. The company also manufactures equipment used in the testing and inspection of electronic components as well as technology-based systems for UV curing and surface treatment processes. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has direct operations and sales support offices in more than 30 countries.

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