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Ventec UK Continues to Maintain Highest AS9100 D Quality ComplianceFebruary 1, 2021 | Ventec UK
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Ventec International Group Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce that the company’s European headquarters in Leamington Spa, UK continues to maintain highest AS9100 Revision D compliance in accordance with the Aerospace Supplier Quality System Certification Scheme following successful completion of its surveillance audit.
The company’s locations in the UK and China are certified with AS9100 Revision D and its German facility will follow shortly. The certification provides OEM’s and PCB fabrication customers in the aviation, space and defense industries access to a fully accredited supply chain for high reliability laminates and prepregs. This standard includes ISO 9001:2015 quality management system requirements and specifies additional aviation, space and defense industry requirements, definitions and notes.
Anthony Jackson, General Manager of the UK facility commented, “Successfully passing the AS9100 D surveillance audit with no non-conformances underlines our commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest quality standards. It reflects the hard work of the entire Ventec team to continuously implement and practice the highest levels of process quality and providing our customers with the quality assurances they depend on for their own safety critical supply chains.”
Mark Goodwin, COO EMEA and Americas added, “To qualify and meet the strict certification criteria of the certification, our material manufacturing & supply processes undergo regular in-depth assessments for stringent aerospace requirements. Attaining and maintaining certification is critical to our mission to consistently and reliably offer aerospace- and automotive-grade materials to the market.”
From manufacture through fabrication and global delivery, Ventec's high quality product portfolio of polyimides, high reliability FR4, tec-speed range of high speed/low loss materials and tec-thermal range of thermal management materials are all covered by the accreditation.
Ventec International Group Co., Ltd. is a world leader in the production of polyimide & high reliability epoxy laminates and prepregs and specialist provider of thermal management and IMS solutions. Further information about Ventec’s solutions and the company’s wide variety of products is available at www.venteclaminates.com and/or by downloading the Ventec APP.
About Ventec International Group
Ventec International Group Co., Ltd. (6672 TT) is a premier supplier to the Global PCB industry. With volume manufacturing facilities in Taiwan and China and distribution locations and manufacturing sites in both the US and Europe, Ventec specializes in advanced copper clad glass reinforced and metal backed substrates. Ventec materials, which include high-quality enhanced FR4, high-speed/low-loss- & high-performance IMS material technology and an advanced range of thermal management solutions, are manufactured by Ventec using strict quality-controlled processes that are certified to AS9100 Revision D, IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015, and are backed by a fully controlled and managed global supply chain, sales- and technical support-network.
After working for a capital equipment supplier for almost 50 years, I’ve found that the most important part of getting to know your vendor is good communication among all parties. While contact between fabricators of a constantly changing product line and the designers of those products may occur daily or weekly, conversations between you and your equipment supplier may be years apart. That lengthy gap often means that previous contacts may have been promoted, retired, or moved on to other opportunities. You may have also migrated to a new supplier with whom you have little or no history. In either case, you will be interacting with someone you are unfamiliar with (as they are with you). Therefore, it is essential for both sides to communicate clearly so expectations will align.
The opening session of the second day’s conference proceedings focused on global PCB trends and was introduced and moderated by Dr. Michele Stampanoni, vice president of strategic sales and business development at Cicor Group in Switzerland. He opened the session with Dr. Hayao Nakahara’s knowledgeable and enlightening video presentation on the IC substrates industry.
The 2024 Winter Conference of the EIPC took place January 30 and 31 at the IHK Academie in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany. The keynote session will be reported separately. Here is my review of the first day’s conference proceedings.
Electrodeposition comes down to fundamentals. In the early days of plating, many users considered the nuances of metallization as black magic. Those days are long gone. Having a thorough understanding of the critical parameters that influence electrodeposition will determine success.
High Density Packaging User Group (HDP) is pleased to announce that Shikoku Chemicals Corporation (Shikoku) has become a member.