Different Types of PCB Material Options Offered by Rigiflex – Part I

Rigiflex Technology is a leading Printed Circuit Board manufacturer, producing different types of flex, rigid, and rigid-flex PCBs. The organization specializes in creating custom PCB prototypes and complete products for industrial customers. We at Rigiflex have been able to create a niche in the PCB and PWB (Printed Wiring Boards) industry, by utilizing branded materials, known for their extremely high quality. As materials are one of the important points that we discuss with clients, we decided to provide a post on the same.

A Look at Rigiflex’s PCB Manufacturing Materials

The Rigiflex team utilizes the following types of materials to create custom PCBs. The materials are segregated by their brand.


Teflon: One of the most popular polymer materials, Teflon is a type of fluoropolymer made from tetrafluoroethylene. Due to this, it is also known as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). It is known for its immense strength, and self-lubrication capability at low temperatures.


Metal-core: This refers to a type of the Arlon material known as 2400. It is a thermoplastic with a semi-crystalline composition. Also known as Polyetheretherketone (PEEK), it is resistant to a broad range of chemicals and temperatures. The reason it is called metal-core is that it has the ability to replace metal components, good strength to weight ratios, and excellent dimensional stability.

Polyimide: The Arlon polyimide material is known for its strength, thermal stability, and low Z direction coefficient. It can also be modified to be tougher than traditional polyimide. For these reasons, this material is chosen for PCBs that require many routing and drilling procedures.

These are the first three branded material types offered by Rigiflex to customers. In the corresponding post, we shall discuss the remaining materials created by DuPont and Isola. For more information about PCB Manufacturing Material, please visit http://www.rigiflex.com or contact the company at (714) 688-1500.

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