WaveMax 8000 solder pallet material offers mechanical strength at continuous operating temperatures in excess of 180ºC.
WaveMax 8000 solder pallet material offers mechanical strength at continuous operating temperatures in excess of 180ºC.

Norplex-Micarta, based in Postville, Iowa, USA, claims that WaveMax 8000 solder pallet material offers excellent mechanical strength at continuous operating temperatures in excess of 180º C. The product was designed for wave soldering and IR re-flow applications and it can endure temperatures approaching 300º C for short periods of time, without adversely affecting the life of the material.

WaveMax 8000 has the advantages of offering more uniform ESD properties and superior machining capabilities over other comparable materials on the market, notes Norplex-Micarta. WaveMax 8000 solder pallets with thin walls are easily machined and retain the static dissipative properties demanded.

Norplex-Micarta offers a variety of WaveMax materials but the WaveMax 8000 is unique in that it incorporates a woven glass substrate. WaveMax 5000 and WaveMax 6000 are both produced with a nonwoven random glass substrate.