Isola to expand manufacturing capabilities in Suzhou
Mary Page Bailey
Isola Group S.a.r.l. (Chandler, Ariz.; www.isola-group.com), a producer of laminate materials used to fabricate advanced multi-layer printed circuitboards, announced the site expansion of its Suzhou, China manufacturing facility. The substantial upgrade includes two additional hot-oil presses, semi-automatic layup lines and an additional cleanroom. These upgrades will increase capacity of its high-performance laminate materials by 70,000 sheets per month, significantly reduce lead-times and enhance quick turnaround capability. The project will be completed in September. The Suzhou manufacturing facility is one of five manufacturing facilities that the company operates in Asia. The facility opened in 1997 and currently employs 279 workers.