Taconic has over 35 years of experience coating fiberglass fabric with PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene). This enables Taconic to manufacture copper clad PTFE/woven glass laminates with exceptionally well controlled electrical and mechanical properties.
These attributes effectively extend the usefulness of these laminates to X-Band and above.
The dielectric constant (DK) range is 2.45 to 2.65. The DK can be specified anywhere within this range with a tolerance of ± 0.05. The dissipation factor is approximately 0.0006 when measured @ 1 MHz.
TLX laminates can be sheared, drilled, milled, and plated using standard methods for PTFE/woven fiberglass materials. The laminates are dimensionally stable, and exhibit virtually no moisture absorption during fabrication processes.
TLX laminates are generally ordered clad on one or both sides with 1/2, 1, or 2 oz. electrodeposited copper foil. Contact our Customer Service Department for alternate claddings.
Typical applications for TLX laminates include radar systems, phased array antennas, mobile communica-tion systems, microwave test equipment, microwave transmission devices and RF components.
The copper-clad laminates meet the latest revision of IPC-L-125.
TLX laminates are tested in accordance with IPC-TM-650. A Certificate of Compliance containing actual test data accompanies each shipment.