PCAS has announced they will spend US$8 million within the next few years to significantly increase its production capacity of electronic materials.
The main part of the planned investment will be focused on its Canadian plant in Saint-Jean Quebec, and specialised in the production of low metal polymers and complex chemicals for two growing segments of the electronic industry: the production of integrated circuit by photolithography and the organic electronic segment, also known as "printed electronics."
The investment will be split into two halves:
- The first half of the investment is dedicated to the emerging OLED, Organic Photovoltaic (OPV), Organic Field Effect Transistors (OFET) and sensors technologies
- The second half of the investment will be dedicated to photolithography polymers and chemicals, in order to extend the manufacturing capacities and to continue lowering the metal level in their products, targeting the low ppt level
PCAS said that they are already among "best-in class" to produce electronic chemicals with metal contamination at the low ppb level, and its next challenge is to reach the low ppt level.
PCAS French site in Normandy will also benefit from this investment to increase its capacity in liquid/solid filtration and participate actively in this growing industry.
PCAS are confident that they are now well positioned to be even more the key partner of the electronic industry. Especially with the recent acquisition in November 2016 of a world-class R&D centre located in Paris area, including a pilot plant for multi-step synthesis and new cryogenic capacities for conductive polymers.