Reel-to-Reel

Reel-to-reel know-how is at the heart of Linxens’ skill set.

We successfully produce high volumes in a reel-to-reel format that supports automated manufacturing processes and minimizes assembly costs for our customers.

This results in high yield, remarkable process stability, exceptional quality, reliability and flexibility standards, with reel widths ranging from 10 mm to 150 mm.

To date, Linxens has supplied a total of 75 billion smart card connectors representing a remarkable achievement.

Substrates

Linxens offers the entire range of substrates available in the industry, suitable for all sectors. EGT (epoxy glass tape), Copper-clad (epoxy glass tape + copper), PI (polyimide), PET (polyethylene terephthalate), PETG (polyethylene terephthalate glycol-modified), PC (polycarbonate), PVC (polyvinyl chloride), Teslin and Paper.

Plating

For more than 30 years, Linxens has developed undisputed expertise in plating, with varying thickness and multiple surface finishes.

For a perfect result, plating precision is crucial. The Linxens plating process provides the perfect finish for multiple projects requirements.

We use electroplating as our plating process. Electroplating is primarily used to apply a layer of material with a desired property (e.g. corrosion protection, wire bonding, scratch resistance) to a surface that otherwise lacks that property. Electroplating also makes it possible to build up thickness on undersized parts.

In order to provide our customers with competitive products, we have developed selective masking solutions that allow us to apply precious metal plating only as needed to selected areas of the connector.

Linxens’ experience in selective plating is quite unique in the industry.

 

Light diffusion

We master the key technology blocks needed to develop high performance light solutions based on LED.

The new Linxens substrate features a fully packaged LED and has many advantages: flexible module, optimal luminous efficacy (lm/W), lightweight (-50%), 50 000h lifespan, high resistance to corrosion, efficient heat transfer and reel to reel manufacturing

Linxens developed strong skills around lighting systems: characterization and qualification of LED, electrical, light and optical engineering and manufacturing of LED sources.

Linxens also masters the light engineering and color conversion thanks to in-house phosphor's formulation. The preferred materials for the phosphor’s encapsulation are silicone resins because they have a high thermal resistance without yellowing, transparency and refractive index.