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Discover the fantastic potential of Semitron plastics for your next project. Whether you're looking to maximize durability, improve heat resistance, or conduct electricity safely in various environments, Semitron plastics can provide dependable solutions to meet your needs.

Let’s explore the characteristics and properties of this material and discuss its many advantages and why it’s used in semiconductor applications. Learn why professionals across industries turn to nonmetallic alternatives like Semitron plastics when sourcing materials that deliver an unsurpassed combination of strength and performance.

What is Semitron?

Semitron is a family of electroplastic or static dissipative plastics designed and developed for applications where electrical discharge is of concern, making it an essential material in the semiconductor industry. It can resist dielectric rupture at high voltages, so it’s an excellent option for electronic and electrical components.

Its main characteristics are as follows:

  • Permanent static dissipative properties

  • Efficient management of static electricity

  • Available in sheet, rod, and machined parts

  • Chemical and wear-resistance

  • Incorporated in high-temperature applications

  • Improved weldability and machinability

  • Good dimensional stability

  • Impressive thermal performance

  • Excellent wear and friction resistance

These characteristics depend on the type of Semitron product you utilize. The extensive list of products in the Semitron family will be expounded below. 

Products in the Semitron Plastic Family

Semitron has a comprehensive range of products to fulfill various project-specific needs, ensuring superior performance and durability. Different base materials are used in making Semitron plastics, such as PEEK, PAI, PEI, PET, POM-H, PP-H, and PTFE.

Below is a complete list of materials belonging to the Semitron plastic family:

  • Semitron® Homopolymer PP Natural

  • Semitron® ESD 300 PET-P

  • Semitron® ESD 225 POM

  • Semitron® CMP LL5 PET-P

  • Semitron® MPR-1000

  • Semitron® ESd HPV PEEK

  • Semitron® ESD 500HR PTFE

  • Semitron® ESd 490HR PEEK

  • Semitron® 480 PEEK

  • Semitron® ESd 420V PEI

  • Semitron® ESd 420 PEI

  • Semitron® CMP XL20

  • Semitron® MP 370

  • Semitron® MDS 100 PEEK

  • Semitron® ESD 520HR PAI

  • Semitron® ESd 410C

Each of these materials is specially formulated to achieve specific performance requirements. At the same time, some are engineered to produce unique properties. Therefore, you must determine your project application and factors like operating temperatures, chemical exposure, wear resistance, and more before selecting a suitable Semitron plastic material.

Common Applications of Semitron Plastics

Semitron plastic is a semiconductor-grade material developed with high resistance to heat and remarkable mechanical resilience. Due to its irrefutable advantages, it's employed in numerous demanding applications with stringent requirements, such as:

  • Sockets and contactors for test equipment

  • Device handling components

  • High-speed electronic equipment

  • Handling trays

  • Electronic device manufacturing equipment

  • Nests

  • Wafer combs

Choose the Right Semitron Plastic Products for Your Needs

With the many types of Semitron plastics available in the market today, determining the right one is crucial to guarantee the success of your projects. At Emco Industrial Plastics, we specialize in PEEK carbon-filled plastics. These are high-performance thermoplastics used in making some Semitron products, such as the Semitron® ESd 480.

If you want to learn more about our high-performance PEEK materials and what Semitron product is made out of it, feel free to contact us today. You may also request a quote so that we can find the best solution for your project's needs!

Products in the Semitron® family (16)

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Semitron® Homopolymer PP Natural Polypropylene
Semitron® Homopolymer PP Natural shapes have been developed specifically for demanding wet process semiconductor and electronics applications that require a high level of superior dimensional stability.
Material properties at a glance
  • Superior dimensional stability
  • Low internal stress properties
  • Improved machineability and weldability
Semitron® ESD 300 PET-P plastic stock shapes
Semitron® ESD 300 PET-P Polyethylene Terephthalate
Semitron® ESD 300 PET shapes are characterized by their excellent thermal performance, superior chemical resistance, consistent electrical properties, outstanding dimensional stability and abrasion resistance, minimal moisture absorption, and their low coefficient of linear thermal expansion.
Material properties at a glance
  • Excellent thermal performance
  • Consistent electrical properties
  • Superior dimensional stability
Semitron® ESD 225 POM plastic stock shapes
Semitron® ESD 225 POM Copolymer Polyoxymethylene
A line of POM shapes characterized by excellent wear resistance, thermal performance, and quick dissipation of static charges. Due to these properties, this grade is ideal for several applications throughout the semiconductor and electronics industry.
Material properties at a glance
  • Electrostatic dissipative
  • Excellent wear resistance
  • High heat resistance
Semitron® CMP LL5 PET-P plastic stock shapes
Semitron® CMP LL5 PET-P Polyethylene Terephthalate
Optimized for use in CMP retaining rings, Semitron® CMP LL5 is a high-performance PET material with a superior wear life that is up to eight times greater than standard PPS when used in oxide chemistries.
Material properties at a glance
  • Long wearing material, 5x that of PPS
  • Best performance in oxide chemistries, 8x that of PPS
  • Ideal for CMP applications up to 60 °C (140 °F)
Semitron® MPR-1000 plastic stock shapes
Semitron® MPR-1000 Polyamide-Imide
With excellent heat resistance and low rates of outgassing and erosion in plasma chambers, this high-purity PAI is often chosen for vacuum chamber applications within etch, CVD, and ion implant sub segmentations in the semiconductor and electronics industry.
Material properties at a glance

 

  • Low ionic content & low outgassing
  • Excellent heat resistance
  • Minimized rate of erosion in plasma chambers

 

Semitron® HPV ESd PEEK plastic stock shapes
Semitron® ESd HPV PEEK Poly-ether-ether-ketone
Semitron® ESd HPV PEEK electrostatic dissipative shapes contain specific additives that make it an excellent performer in wear and friction applications where antistatic properties are essential.
Material properties at a glance
  • High dimensional stability
  • Excellent wear and friction resistance
  • Low moisture absorption
Semitron® ESD 500HR PTFE plastic stock shapes
Semitron® ESD 500HR PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene
Semitron ESD 500HR is a static dissipative PTFE reinforced with a proprietary synthetic mica offering an excellent combination of low frictional properties, outstanding dimensional stability, and a high resistivity range of 10^10 to 10^12 ohms per square.
Material properties at a glance
  • Thermally insulative
  • Very low coefficient of friction
  • Broad chemical resistance
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Semitron® 490HR PEEK Poly-ether-ether-ketone
Semitron® ESd 490HR PEEK electrostatic dissipative shapes exhibit a higher resistivity value in the 10^9 to 10^11 ohms per square range.
Material properties at a glance
  • Higher resistivity value, in the range of 10^9 to 10^11
  • Thermally stable to temperatures of 490°F (270°C)
  • High structural strength and stiffness
  • Excellent dimensional stability
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Semitron® ESd 480 PEEK Poly-ether-ether-ketone
An electrostatic dissipative PEEK with excellent chemical resistance and high dimensional stability in varying environmental conditions.
Material properties at a glance
  • Electrostatic dissipative
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • High dimensional stability in range of environments
Semitron® ESd 420 PEI plastic stock shapes
Semitron® ESd 420V PEI Polyetherimide
Semitron® ESd 420V PEI electrostatic dissipative shapes possess high strength and stiffness and are not subject to dimensional change when exposed to moisture.
Material properties at a glance
  • High strength and stiffness
  • Low stress for tight tolerance machining
  • Good dimensional stability
Semitron® ESd 420 PEI plastic stock shapes
Semitron® ESd 420 PEI Polyetherimide
Semitron® ESd 420 PEI electrostatic dissipative shapes exhibit high strength and stiffness, excellent resistivity and high thermal performance.
Material properties at a glance
  • High strength and stiffness
  • Low stress for tight tolerance machining
  • High thermal performance
Semitron® CMP XL20 plastic stock shapes
Semitron® CMP XL20 PAI Polyamide-Imide
Semitron® CMP XL20 was developed from a proprietary polyamide-base resin and offers the best combination of wear life, and mechanical strength and stiffness, ideal for the most demanding applications and in extreme process environments..
Material properties at a glance
  • High strength and stiffness promote fewer edge defects and better uniformity
  • Good chemical and creep resistance
  • Excellent wear life
  • Outperforms PPS up to 20x in most processes
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Semitron® MP 370 Poly-ether-ether-ketone
Semitron® MP 370 shapes exhibit excellent moisture absorption and thermal resistance, while also maintaining outstanding strength and dimensional stability.
Material properties at a glance
  • Exceptional machinability
  • Very low moisture absorption
  • Good thermal machinability
Semitron® MDS 100 PEEK plastic stock shapes
Semitron® MDS 100 PEEK Poly-ether-ether-ketone
A modified PEEK with a remarkable combination of strength, stiffness, and stability. Specially developed for use in uncontrolled application environments where a high level of precision is required.
Material properties at a glance
  • High strength and stiffness
  • High dimensional stability
  • Precision performance in uncontrolled environments
Semitron® ESD 520HR PAI plastic stock shapes
Semitron® ESD 520HR PAI Polyamide-Imide
An electrostatic dissipative PAI with the unique ability to resist dielectric breakdown at high voltages, maintaining its high mechanical strength and heat resistance throughout the 100V to 1000V voltage range.
Material properties at a glance
  • Resistant to dielectric breakdown from 100V to 1000V
  • Electrostatic dissipative
  • High mechanical strength
  • High heat resistance
Semitron® ESd 410C PEI plastic stock shapes
Semitron® ESd 410C PEI Polyetherimide
Semitron® ESd 410C is an electrostatic dissipative PEI material that exhibits excellent dimensional stability characteristics and resistance to extreme temperatures, ideal for semiconductor and electronics handling.
Material properties at a glance
  • Electrostatic dissipative
  • Low stress for tight tolerances on machining
  • Resistant to temperatures up to 410º F / 210º C
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