News-Spot | Products, Materials + Tools | Feb 18, 2014

Aurora Circuits Receives UL Certification for Aismalibar IMS Materials

Aurora Circuits has received their UL listing for Aismalibar’s Cobritherm line of Insulated Metal Substrate materials. The certification allows Aurora to UL stamp their products using the entire line of Cobritherm materials which includes ALCUP-G 1.3w, ALCUP 1.8w, HTC 2.2w and HTC 3.2w.

Chris Kalmus CEO of Aurora Circuits says “We are excited to offer this world class line of IMS laminates to our customers working on thermal management solutions. Aurora can now offer a high quality European alternative to the small group of IMS materials currently available in the North American market.” Jeff Brandman President of Aismalibar North America adds “We are excited to add Aurora Circuits to our growing list of UL certified manufacturers and look forward to supporting them on upcoming thermal management projects in the near future.”

Although most commonly found in LED lighting solutions, IMS backed PCBs are becoming more and more common in power supplies, automotive, aerospace and military applications.

About Aurora Circuits:
Founded in 1938 as a graphic arts company, Kalmus & Associates located in Chicago, Illlinois expanded into printed circuits by the early 1950's to become one of the main suppliers to Zenith and Motorola. In 1996, a 38,000 square foot facility was erected in Aurora, Illinois, and Kalmus & Associates transitioned into Aurora Circuits. Within five years, National Precision Circuits was incorporated into Aurora Circuits, dramatically expanding production capabilities and services. After the integration of ITW Chronomatic (SP) Division in 2006, the use of Polymer Thick Film Resistors, Metal substrates and heavy copper deposition processes were added to the ever-expanding list of capabilities. Aurora Circuits has over 50 years experience in printed circuit board fabrication - manufacturing services in high volume with heavy copper, polymer thick film, metal clad and thermal management printed circuit boards.

About Aismalibar:

AISMALIBAR was one of the first IMS laminate manufacturers in the world and was the first in Europe. AISMALIBAR is proud to introduce their material to the North American market in 2012. Their product IMS Cobritherm ® is a qualified and recognized Insulated Metal Substrate which gives the best thermal management solutions with high thermal conductivity, low thermal impedance and high dielectric capacity. AISMALIBAR has implement a 100% proof test with 1-3KV (High Pot Test) to all IMS laminates coming out of their plant. This is the only way to insure the dialectical strength is perfect and that production problems are detected before PCBs arrive to the end user.