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PCBMay manufacture Peelable Solder Mask PCB in a comprehensive range, available in multiple specifications and types. We can also customize the board along with your needs.

With no minimum order quantity, our facilities can accommodate all of your wiring, cable, and Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) needs. We even have Box Build Assembly and Reverse PCB engineering.

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Types of Peelable Solder Mask PCBWe Can Provide

Double-Sided Peelable Solder Mask PCB

If you require mid-range electronic wiring, PCBMay’s Double-Sided Peelable Solder Mask PCB is an excellent choice.

Lead-free TU-768 PCB

Making Multilayer Peelable Solder Mask PCB is a specialty of ours. It leads digitalization. We can make PCBs with 40 layers, 8 layers, flex or rigid ones too.

Flex Peelable Solder Mask PCB

Because flex soldermask performs better with high-definition PCBs, both soldermask and coverlay are utilized for Flex Peelable Solder Mask PCBs as part of customization.

Rigid-Flex Peelable Solder Mask PCB

Discover the difference our and Rigid-flex PCBs, Rigid-Flex Peelable Solder Mask PCB makes. Our solution is the most customizable on the market, allowing for maximum design versatility.

Rigid Peelable Solder Mask PCB

Rigid Peelable Solder Mask PCB are required for commercial goods that prone to strains. Our Rigid PCBs are purchased by clients who use them in mobile devices, auto equipment, etc.

FR4 Peelable Solder Mask PCB

We utilize trustworthy raw material resources to ensure the quality of your FR4 Peelable Solder Mask PCB. Standard PCB drilling and PCB lamination are also done well.

PCBMay – The Only Peelable Solder Mask PCB for You

Varieties of Peelable Solder Mask PCB are manufactured by PCBMay, available in just the specifications you deem necessary. We can also customize the board to meet your specific requirements.

Our facilities can meet all of your  PCB demands. Even if you are just ordering one piece. We even offer Aerospace PCBs and Medical PCBs for major commercial brands. Any kind of PCB, you name it, we can make it.

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Peelable Solder Mask PCB Production Details As Following Up

Lamination
Brown Oxide
Etching
PTH Line
VCP Plating   AOI  Exposure E-Test
ItemCapability
Layer Count1-40layers
Base MaterialKBShengyiShengyiSF305FR408FR408HRIS410FR406GETEK370HRIT180ARogers4350BRogers4000PTFE Laminates(Rogers seriesTaconic seriesArlon seriesNelco series)Rogers/Taconic/Arlon/Nelco laminate with FR-4 material(including partial Ro4350B hybrid laminating with FR-4)
Board TypeBackplane、HDI、High multi-layer 、blind&buried PCB、Embedded Capacitance、Embedded resistance board 、Heavy copper power PCB、Backdrill.
Board Thickness0.2-5.0mm
Copper ThicknessMin. 1/2 OZ, Max. 10 OZ
PTH Wall25um(1mil)
Maximum Board Size1100*500mm(43”*19”)
Min laser drilling size4mil
Min. Spacing/Tracing2.7mil/2.7mil
Solder MaskGreen, Black, Blue, Red, White, Yellow,Purple matte/glossy
Surface TreatmentFlash gold(electroplated gold)ENIGHard goldFlash goldHASL Lead freeOSPENEPIGSoft goldImmersion silverImmersion TinENIG+OSP,ENIG+Gold finger,Flash gold(electroplated gold)+Gold finger,Immersion silver+Gold finger,Immersion Tin+Gold finger.
Min. Annular Ring3mil
Aspect ratio10:1(HASL Lead freeHASL LeadENIGImmersion TinImmersion silverENEPIG);8:1(OSP)
Impedance control±5ohm(<50ohm), ±10%(≥50ohm)
Other TechniquesBlind/Buried Via
Gold Fingers
Press Fit
Via in Pad
Electrical Test

Here there’re many laminate material datasheets, they’re useful and helpful for you, please see them:

SUPPLIERPCB LAMINATETYPEMATERIAL DATASHEETTGTDDK(1MHZ)DK(1GHZ)DK(10GHZ)
KBKB-6160FR4DOWNLOAD1353054.35
KB-6160AFR4DOWNLOAD1353054.35
KB-6160CFR4DOWNLOAD1353144.7
KB-6150
KB-6150C
FR4DOWNLOAD1323054.6
KB-6164FR4DOWNLOAD1423304.8
KB-6164FFR4DOWNLOAD1453404.8
KB-6165FFR4DOWNLOAD1503464.8
KB-6167FFR4DOWNLOAD1703494.8
SHENGYIS1141FR4DOWNLOAD1353104.6
S1141KFFR4DOWNLOAD1403504.7
S1000FR4DOWNLOAD1553354.9
S1170FR4DOWNLOAD1703354.6
S1000-2FR4DOWNLOAD1703354.8
S1155FR4DOWNLOAD1353704.7
ITEQIT-158FR4DOWNLOAD1503404.6-4.8
IT-180FR4DOWNLOAD1803504.5-4.7
TUCTU-768FR4DOWNLOAD1803504.3-4.44.3
TU-872Modified EpoxyDOWNLOAD2003403.8-4.03.8
ROGERSRO 3003Cer/PTFEDOWNLOAD5003
RO 3010Cer/PTFEDOWNLOAD50010.2
RO 4003Hydrocarbon/CerDOWNLOAD>2804253.38
RO 4350BHydrocarbon/CerDOWNLOAD>2803903.48
RT/duroid 5880PTFE/GlassDOWNLOAD5002.2
ISOLAPolyclad 370HRFR4DOWNLOAD1703404.8-5.1
FR406-HRFR4DOWNLOAD1903253.913.863.81
FR408-HRFR4DOWNLOAD2003603.723.693.65
P96PolyimideDOWNLOAD2604163.783.73
HitachiMCL-BE- 67GModified EpoxyDOWNLOAD1403404.94.4
MCL-E-679FFR4DOWNLOAD1703504.2-4.44.3-4.5
MCL-LX-67YSpecial LaminateDOWNLOAD185-195325-3453.4-3.6
NelcoN4000-13Modified EpoxyDOWNLOAD210-2403653.73.6
N4000-13EPModified EpoxyDOWNLOAD210-2403503.43.2
N4000-13SIModified EpoxyDOWNLOAD210-2403503.43.2
N4000-13EP SIModified EpoxyDOWNLOAD210-2403503.43.2
TaconicTLX-6PTFEDOWNLOAD2.65
TLX-7PTFEDOWNLOAD2.6
TLX-8PTFEDOWNLOAD2.55
TLX-9PTFEDOWNLOAD2.45
RF35PTFEDOWNLOAD<3153.53.5
TLC-27PTFEDOWNLOAD2.75
TLC-30PTFEDOWNLOAD3
TLC-32PTFEDOWNLOAD3.2
ArlonArlon 25NCerDOWNLOAD2603.38
Arlon 25FRCerDOWNLOAD2603.58
Arlon 33NPolymideDOWNLOAD>2503534
Arlon 35NPolymideDOWNLOAD>2503634.2
Arlon 85NPolymideDOWNLOAD2503874.2
StablcorST325DOWNLOADThermal conductivity:75w/m.k(with 1oz copper)
ST10DOWNLOADThermal conductivity:325w/m.k(with 1oz copper)
PanasonicR-1566WFR4DOWNLOAD1403304.954.74.65
VentecVT-901PolymideDOWNLOAD2503904.2-4.54.0-4.3
VT-90HPolymideDOWNLOAD2503904.2-4.54.0-4.3
Bergquistht-04503DOWNLOADThermal conductivity:2.2w/m.k(with 1oz copper)

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    Use the Proven Peelable Solder Mask PCB Manufacturer

    PCBMay, a professional manufacturer in China, produces Peelable Solder Mask PCB in a variety of sizes. We introduce these Multilayer PCBs, which are capable of satisfying your urgent industry requirements.

    • Fit for use in both professional and personal settings
    • Through constant advancement in QMS, the most recent PCB innovations and specifications are learned and applied.
    • To guarantee unbeatable performance, we use defect-free, high-quality raw materials.
    • We are well-versed in the field of PCB customization and assembly.

    We provide a complete turnkey solution and services as an experienced OEM manufacturer. We will be responsible for the full Peelable Solder Mask PCB design, assembly, production, and inspection. We excel in everything from PCB schematics to wiring

    We create Peelable Solder Mask PCBs with a variety of desirable characteristics. They are lightweight, meet heat conductivity requirements, and are moisture resistant. In addition, all of our Multilayer PCBs feature exceptional bond strength. This guarantees that your device’s electrical transfer is as fast as possible.

    Our Peelable Solder Mask PCB are used to make electrical gadgets that will work in a variety of temperatures. The electrical, mechanical, and chemical qualities of this PCB are exceptional.

    Peelable Solder Mask PCB is useful in the chemical processing business and in communication devices in general. If you purchase this product from us as your EMS provider, you will not run out of customers who will buy from you.

    We have more than a decade of manufacturing experience, so we can offer more than Peelable Solder Mask PCBs. We also make Microwave PCBs and Drone PCBs, and we implement everything from the design to mass production. We promise faultless items that meet your exact specifications.

    Find out more about PCBMay’s Peelable Solder Mask PCB now!

    Peelable Solder Mask | The Ultimate FAQ Guide

    Sometimes, a peelable solder mask is needed to ensure the safety of printed circuit boards. You need to use the peelable solder mask when you assemble your PCB. Also, when you implement surface finish as well.

    The peelable solder mask ensures the safety of your PCB’s thru-holes, and contacts. Also, there are many uses of peelable solder masks. It is one of the essential components of PCB assembly.

    We will be elaborately discussing the peelable solder mask to know more about it. This might be helpful for you in many cases.

    The Definition Of Peelable Solder Mask

    This solder mask is intended to be used only temporarily. In addition to protecting the contact region of the PCB, it is also utilized to protect the thru-holes of PCBs. The protection is for when you assemble the PCBs or implement a surface finish.

    Basically, this time, the PCB needs to prevent the solder from flowing to the plated through holes, or to the contacts of the PCBs.

    Peelable solder masks are also used in the reflow and wave soldering processes, among other applications. Applying the peelable solder mask may be accomplished using screen printing. The mask is removed after finishing the assembly, surface finish, and soldering.

    Peelable Solder Mask On PCB

    Peelable Solder Mask On PCB

    The peelable mask is easy to use, cost-effective, and easy to remove.

    By the way, a peelable solder mask is also known as a temporary mask, removable mask, blue mask, strippable mask, etc.

    Characteristics Of Peelable Solder Mask

    When it comes to the peelable solder mask, there are a few fundamental characteristics to look for. Following is a list of them:

    Peelable Solder Mask Is Easy To Use

    Peelable Solder Mask Is Easy To Use

    • It is easier to build a flowing piece while using a peelable mask. Peeling the whole mask at once is made possible by this method.
    • Using screen printing to apply a removable mask makes the process simple and fast.
    • Processes are simple, cost-effective, adaptable, and time-saving.
    • Peelable masks were developed to provide protection for complex-structured PCBs in a variety of environments.
    • Efficient screen printing is available to all parts of the PCBs and does not need the PCBs to be protected in all locations.

    What Are The Advantages Of A Peelable Solder Mask?

    Using the peelable mask is advantageous in many ways during the assembly and surface finish of PCBs.

    Peelable Solder Mask Is RoHS Compatible

    Peelable Solder Mask Is RoHS Compatible

    • Peelable masks are basically RoHS compliant. The fact that this solder mask is capable of working with any surface finish is a significant advantage.
    • It is very temperature friendly to use the peelable mask. It can endure temperatures of up to 288° C.
    • The peelable mask is free of phthalates, has minimal toxicity, and is non-toxic to the environment.
    • Peelable masks are very dependable, cost-effective, and time-saving products.
    • The peelable solder mask provides protection for PCB structures with complicated layouts.
    • This product is simple to remove and doesn’t leave any residue behind.
    • Peelable masks provide protection for plated through holes by preventing solder from flowing into the holes when they are removed.
    • Protection is made easier during the flex and rigid-flex processes.

    What Are The Basic Applications Of Peelable Solder Masks?

    Temporary Solder Mask Keeps Thru-Holes Open

    Temporary Solder Mask Keeps Thru-Holes Open

    The peelable solder mask is used for various needs.

    Keeping PCB Thru-Holes Open

    Keeping the PCB thru-holes is the most extensive use of the peelable mask. The PCB manufacturers apply the solder mask to make sure that the multiple different areas and vias stay open during assembly and other tasks.

    Masking Contact Area Of PCBs

    PCB needs conformal coating to protect from environmental and physical damage. During the conformal coating, you must avoid the contact area to coat. Because due to conformal coating, the contact area must be insulated which damages its characteristics.

    The peelable solder mask is used to protect the contact area during the conformal coating of PCBs. Also, the solvent-sensitive components are also masked with the temporary solder mask.

    Resting Dam For Low Stand-Off Region

    During the conformal coating, some surface mount components, and BGA components could go under the coating. This could bring problems to the PCB design. The peelable solder mask is used to make a dam around the SMT and BGA components to avoid flooding the low stand-off regions of boards.

    Temporary Protection For Double-Sided PCB Assembly

    Double-sided PCBs on one side are ok to assemble and solder with reflow or wave soldering process. But when you flip the board to attach the other side’s components, the newly attached components on the one side could be loosening.

    Applying the peelable solder mask helps to keep the components sustained during the other side’s assembly of the double-sided PCBs.

    Protection Heat sensitive Components

    The temporary solder mask is used during the reflow soldering process of PCBs to protect the temperature-sensitive components.

    How To Apply Peelable Solder Mask On PCB?

    There are three techniques that you can use for applying the peelable solder mask on PCBs. They are Manual applications, Pneumatic Dispensing, and Stencil Printing.

    Manual Applications

    Peelable solder masks are simple to apply by hand, and they are quite effective. All you have to do is hold the mask bottle correctly and apply the mask to the area where you want it to be applied.

    However, it is up to you to ensure that the mask is applied efficiently and effectively based on your previous expertise.

    Temporary Solder Mask Manual Application

    Temporary Solder Mask Manual Application

    We have a suggestion for you in terms of holding the bottle. Make sure you hold the peelable mask bottle at a 60-degree angle before applying it. It aids in the placement of the mask by making it more fluid.

    Pneumatic Application

    When used in the Pneumatic application, the system operates with compressed air or nitrogen as a working medium. The pressurized air pushes the mask out via the dispensing needle, which is located on the side of the mask.

    Make use of a low-shear cure mask to offer maximum protection. Because the high cure mask causes curing to be expedited when pressure is applied. When it comes out of the needle, this might get blocked.

    Stencil Printing

    Stencil Application

    Stencil Application

    The stencil application of the peelable solder mask may be used in the surface-mount assembly process. But make sure you’re only employing this procedure on the PCBs’ flat surfaces.

    Additionally, you must ensure that the viscosity is sufficient to regulate the mask. Determine how you’ll clean the mask when you’ve finished using it.

    How To Remove Peelable Solder Mask?

    It is not necessary to use any special tools in order to remove the peelable solder mask. Actually, you may remove the mask with your hand when it has been cured. A spinning brush or any other hand tools that can catch up with the cured mask may also be used to finish the job.

    Remove Peelable Solder Mask Simply With Hand

    Remove Peelable Solder Mask Simply With Hand

    An aqueous inline system is used to create the peelable mask, which is a basic design element. As a result, check to see whether your peelable solder mask is compatible with your physical filters before using it.

    What To Consider To Select The Best Peelable Solder Mask?

    To select the best peelable solder mask, there are some facts you should consider.

    Removal Ability

    The peelable mask and the manner of removal are the first things to think about when choosing a peelable mask. Before applying the mask, consider how you will remove it after it has dried.

    Check Several Things To Select The Peelable Mask

    Check Several Things To Select The Peelable Mask

    Choosing your peelable mask for PCB should be done when you are employing solvent clearing. You may use the peelable solder mask in a soldering environment that does not need cleaning. Once the product has been used, it may be removed and cleaned using a solvent.

    High-Temperature Compatibility

    Make certain that the peelable mask you choose is suitable for use in high-temperature environments. Because your printed circuit boards (PCBs) will be subjected to a significant amount of heat throughout the reflow soldering and assembly process.

    You can see the following video for temporary solder mask selection.

     

    Can You Leave The Peelable Solder Mask On Your PCBs?

    As the name implies, the peelable solder mask, also known as the temporary solder mask, is only intended for short-term usage. It is used to provide temporary support for the board in order to protect the contacts and holes while the board is being assembled and reflowed.

    After you have completed the assembly and finishing of the surface, you should remove the peelable mask.

    Peelable Mask Is Recommended To Remove

    Peelable Mask Is Recommended To Remove

    However, if you want to keep the mask on your boards, you will need to conduct your own functional and reliability tests. Its purpose is to ensure that the physical and performance state of your printed circuit boards is not compromised.

    What Are The Types Of Solder Masks?

    There are different types of solder masks available besides the peelable mask. They are as follows.

    Top And Bottom Side Mask

    You can use this solder mask to identify the holes in green-colored PCBs. Engineers use epoxy or film processes to pre-add them to the final product.

    The components on the printed circuit board are soldered to their respective pins using opening registered masks.

    The top conducting side is referred to as top traces, while the bottom conductive side is referred to as bottom traces.

    Epoxy Liquid Solder Masks

    Polymers, such as epoxy solder masks, are used to make solder masks. This sort of mask is silkscreened onto the printed circuit boards. They are also the most affordable solder masks on the market.

    PCBs are printed via silkscreen printing, which makes use of woven mesh. It is necessary in order to support the ink-blocking patterns of the PCBs.

    Liquid Photoimageable Solder Masks

    Liquid Photoimageable Solder Mask

    Liquid Photoimageable Solder Mask

    There are two different types of liquid used to form the Liquid Photoimageable mask. Before putting the mask on the boards, the liquid is combined.

    It is one of the most cost-effective and reliable solder masks available. Screen printing, spray applications, curtain coating, and other uses are among them.

    Dry Film Photoimageable Solder Masks

    Vacuum lamination is required when using the dry film photoimageable mask in conjunction with the dry film photoimageable mask. It is necessary to produce the dry film mask before applying the vacuum laminations.

    In addition, openings are ready to be used to create patterns. Following the completion of the design, the components are soldered to the solder pads.

    What Are The Types Of Peelable Solder Mask PCB?

    Different types of PCBs can use peelable solder masks in terms of needs. The basic types of PCBs are as follows.

    Sing-Sided PCB

    Single-sided PCBs are made of a single copper layer. All electrical components are basically soldered on the copper layer of the single-sided PCB. On the other hand, the entire etched traces are shown on the other side of the PCB.

    Double-Sided PCB

    Double-sided PCBs have two conductive copper layers. Each layer contains electrical components. Holes are drilled to connect two layers with each other. Vias are used through the holes to connect the layers.

    Multilayer PCBs

    Multilayer PCBs have at least three conductive copper layers. Like double-sided PCBs, multilayer PCBs also needed to be drilled and connected through vias.

    Basically, multilayer PCBs are formed with 4 layers, 6 layers, 8 layers, 10 layers, 12 layers, etc. Multilayer PCBs are designed to make the PCB size compact with more efficiency.

    Rigid PCB

    Rigid PCB

    Rigid PCB

    Rigid printed circuit boards are built of rigid PCB materials such as FR4, aluminum, and so on. They are not bendable, twistable, or flexible in any way whatsoever. Rigid printed circuit boards (PCBs) are used in computers, tablets, cellphones, and other electronic devices.

    Flexible PCB

    Flexible printed circuit boards are built of flexible PCB materials such as PTFE, polyimide, transparent polyester, and so on. The boards have a supple and twistable feel to them.

    Flexible PCBs are used in a variety of industries, including the organic light-emitting diode and flex solar sales.

    Why Should I Use Peelable Solder Mask Instead Of Kapton Tape?

    In many cases, Kapton tapes are popular because of their reliability and approachability. But, there are things to consider as well.

    The main reason that a peelable solder mask is used over Kapton tape is its flexibility. The adhesive on tape can leave residue on the PCBs, which may create issues like wetting facts.

    Cleanliness is one of the most important facts in PCB manufacturing. Also, residue will push the manufacturer to spend more time and money to remove them. Summing up the feasibility of the peelable mask, it gets popularity over Kapton or other tapes.

    When Should I Remove Peelable Solder Mask From PCBs?

    Peelable solder masks are used to prevent printed circuit boards (PCBs) from having molten solder enter the holes and contact regions of the board. Generally speaking, you may wait at least 30 minutes. Also, this could go up to 24 hours.

    The reflow weaving, soldering, and assembly should not be done at this point in the procedure. It is necessary to check that the solder mask has been thoroughly cured. If this is not done, there is a danger that the solder mask will be abandoned.

    As a result, you should finish the task after the solder mask has been thoroughly cured, and then remove the solder masks once the assembly and soldering processes have been completed.

    What Is The Highest Level Of Temperature That Peelable Solder Mask Withstand?

    In general, peelable solder masks are designed and manufactured to withstand high temperatures for a shorter period of time. Standard peelable solder masks are intended to resist temperatures of up to 343 degrees Celsius. However, it is possible that the solder mask will be required to endure a lower or higher temperature.

    The temperature withstanding the ability of a solder mask is improved as a result of the thickness of the beads. In addition, the type of mask.

    What Are The Peelable Solder Mask PCBs Made Of?

    PCBs are made of different types of PCB materials. The material selection depends on the requirements and the application of the PCBs. Let’s see the basic PCB materials.

    FR4

    FR4 PCB Material

    FR4 PCB Material

    FR4 is the most widely used printed circuit board material. FR is an abbreviation for flame retardant, which meets the NEMA grade criteria to tolerate high temperatures in certain scenarios.

    FR4 is a composite material composed of glass epoxy resin and glass fabric. It is the most cost-effective PCB material available, and it also has excellent mechanical, thermal, and electrical performance characteristics.

    By the way, FR4 is mostly utilized for single- and double-sided printed circuit boards (PCBs). Additionally, multilayer PCBs with up to 14 layers stackup are supported.

    Polyimide

    Polyimide is a flexible PCB material that outperforms FR4 in terms of flexibility. In terms of thermal, electrical, and mechanical performance, it outperforms FR4 in all three categories.

    Also more stable in the heat cycle, polyimide is a better choice. The thermal coefficient of expansion of this material is lower than that of steel, which means it has superior thermal resistance ability.

    Teflon Or PTFE

    Another well-developed flexible PCB material is Teflon. It outperforms FR and polyimide in every way. It performs better in terms of thermal, electrical, and mechanical properties.

    Teflon is utilized in high-speed and high-frequency PCBs. To deal with it, you’ll require specialized talents. Teflon is also more costly than the other two materials.

    Aside from that, depending on the uses of the PCBs, aluminum and other flexible materials are also employed in their manufacture for aluminum PCBs, and other PCBs.

    Choosing the board material is important. Let’s see how to choose the PCB board material from expert opinion.

     

    What Are The Basic Components Of Peelable Solder Mask PCBs?

    PCBs are assembled with several necessary electrical components. Different components function for different needs. The basic components are briefly described below.

    Basic PCB Components

    Basic PCB Components

    • Resistor: A resistor is a device that transfers electrical current in order to create voltage. It works in conjunction with it, dissipating the electric power as heat.
    • Transistor: The transistor performs the function of an amplifier. It is responsible for controlling the electrical signals on printed circuit boards.
    • Capacitor: The capacitor is a device that stores electric charges. And, when necessary, release them in the direction of the circuit board.
    • Inductors: Inductors behave in a similar way as capacitors. They do, however, store electric energy in the form of magnetic energy.
    • Diodes: A diode is a device that permits electrical current to flow in one direction while resisting current flow in other directions at the same time.
    • Transformers: Electrical energy is transformed from one circuit to another circuit via transformers, which are used to generate electrical power.
    • Chips: Microchips are used to perform logical tasks. Microchips are central processing units of PCBs.

    What Is The Surface Finish Where The Peelable Solder Mask Is Used?

    Surface finish is one of the most important steps in PCB manufacturing. The surface finish is a coating over the exposed copper of PCBs.

    It safeguards the exposed metal, especially copper from oxidation. Surface finish is important for the lifespan and performance of PCBs.

    Different types of surface finishes are applied based on the type of PCBs and their applications. The common types of surface finishes are briefly described as follows.

    HASL

    In HASL, PCBs are dipped into molten solder. It covers the exposed copper. After cured, the excess solder is removed by hot air knives passing through it.

    ENIG And ENEPIG

    ENIG Surface Finish

    ENIG Surface Finish

    These two are gold-covered surface finishes. In ENIG, nickel is used for coating the copper, and gold covers the nickel.

    On the other hand, ENEPIG uses palladium to protect the copper, and immersion gold protects the palladium as well.

    Immersion gold surface finishes are more expensive than any other surface finishes.

    Immersion Silver (ImAg)

    Immersion silver is thin silver plating that covers the copper.

    Immersion Tin (ImSn)

    Like Immersion Silver, Immersion Tin is used to cover the exposed copper of the PCBs.

    Can Peelable Solder Mask Be Used In SMT Reflow Process?

    The mask can be used in SMT reflow. But things needed to be explained. Basically, the SMT reflow creates extreme temperatures during the process. So, the solder mask must be able to withstand the high temperature.

    If the peelable solder cannot withstand the high temperature, it could be bubbled, charred, and brittle. So, you need to choose the peelable solder mask wisely.

    What To Consider To Choose A Peelable Solder Mask PCB Manufacturer?

    To choose the best peelable solder mask PCB manufacturer, you must check some basic criteria of the manufacturer.

    • The manufacturer must be an IPC and ISO certified person or company.
    • Must have extensive experience and skills in the PCB manufacturing industry.
    • Must ensure an extensive workspace with the latest technology.
    • Must employ experienced and skilled staff.
    • Must have the capability of bulk production as well as ensuring quality.

    These criteria assurance ensures that the manufacturer is perfect for your PCB manufacturing. You go with the manufacturer if he meets these criteria.

    Conclusion

    The Peelable solder mask is important for the PCB assembly process and soldering process. But, you have to select the mask based on some criteria like removability, reliability, and feasibility.

    As the soldering and assembly process goes through several heating phases, the peelable solder mask must be withstandable the high temperature.

    All this can be handled by an experienced PCB manufacturing company. PCBMay could be your best solution provider in terms of PCB manufacturing and assembly.

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