For Cincinnati-based Performance Plastics, taking extra time after injection molding a product to test quality and its compliance to standards is a key value for the company. “We know that quality is critical to satisfying our customers and retaining their loyalty,” said Rich Reed, Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “We will go above and beyond to make sure we are meeting all standards for our customers’ products.”
The company’s commitment to that goal has been proven once again with its recent attainment of SEMI F57 for one of its customer’s perfluoroalkoxy (PFA) molded products. SEMI F57 compliance is a specification for polymer materials and components used in ultra-pure water and liquid chemical distribution systems, Reed explained. The SEMI F57 standard requires fluid-component manufacturers to follow best practices in material science and not contaminate ultra-high-purity processes with extractable ions, metallics, or total organic carbon (TOC). The standard also covers surface roughness, particle contribution, metallic contamination, and reliability testing.
“In order to ensure that our customer’s product maintains SEMI F57 compliance, we have added new quality testing steps,” said Reed. “This quality test is crucial to our customer. It certifies that each product injection molded by Performance Plastics follows the SEMI F57 standard and will not contaminate ultrapure water and liquid chemical distribution systems.”