Laminates

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Arlon Microwave Materials specializes in products made from fluoropolymers (i.e. PTFE), ceramic-filled fluoropolymers, ceramic-filled hydrocarbon thermosets, and other materials that deliver the electrical performance needed in frequency-dependent circuit applications. These products are supplied as copper-clad laminates with bonding plies, or prepregs, for production of multilayer printed circuits. Arlon has over "50 years of experience in microwave materials", today providing products that are used to make combiner boards and feed networks for microwave applications as well as basestation antennas and power amplifier boards for the wireless telecommunications infrastructure market.
Arlon’s AD255C is the third generation, commercial microwave and RF laminate material designed with low dielectric, low cost and excellent low loss characteristics. AD255C is built on a cost-effective combination of composite chemistry and construction to yield an uncompromising level of price-performance for today’s telecommunication infrastructure.
Arlon’s AD300C is the third generation, commercial microwave and RF laminate material designed with low dielectric, low cost and excellent low loss characteristics. This ceramic-filled, woven fiberglass reinforced PTFE composite material is built on a cost-effective construction of unique chemistry formulation and processing to offer RF and Microwave designers an advantage for improving electrical and mechanical performances without the additional cost traditionally associated with higher performance. AD300C provides a significant improvement in cost/ performance over the existing AD300A product line and other traditional fluoropolymer-glass laminates.
CuClad® laminates are woven fiberglass/PTFE composite materials for use as printed circuit board substrates. Using precision control of the fiberglass/PTFE ratio, CuClad laminates offer a range of choices from the lowest dielectric constant and loss tangent to a more highly reinforced laminate with better dimensional stability
Arlon’s AD250C is the third generation, commercial microwave and RF laminate material designed with low dielectric, low cost and excellent low loss characteristics. AD250C is built on a cost-effective combination of composite chemistry and construction to yield an uncompromising level of price-performance for today’s telecommunication infrastructure.

Rogers Corporation offers an array of RO4835™ high frequency circuit materials designed to operate up to 40 GHz, and provide 10x more resistance to oxidation than standard RF thermoset materials. These laminates feature a dielectric constant of 3.48 with a dissipation factor of 0.0037 (measured at 10 GHz). They are ideal for power amplifiers, phased-array radar, automotive radar, sensor applications, and other applications requiring low insertion loss.

Arlon’s reduced Passive Intermodulation (PIM) laminates are a series of woven fiberglass reinforced Teflon (PTFE) composite materials designed for use as printed circuit laminates.
Arlon’s AD450 is a woven fiberglass reinforced, ceramic filled, PTFE-based composite material for use as a printed circuit board substrate. It can be specified to replace Arlon AR450, a composite with similar electrical properties, but based on non-woven fiberglass reinforcement.