BluPad is a premium press pad material engineered for optimum control of the lamination process. Developed and improved with many years of use, research and testing, it is one of the leading press pad materials in the world. Many quality and cost conscious manufacturers of copper clad laminates, decorative and industrial laminates as well as PCB manufacturers are optimizing their laminating process with BluPad.

Construction - BluPad is made of specially treated cotton textile fibers with heat resistance properties far superior to cellulose paper.

Pressure equalization - BluPad provides an excellent balance of pressure and temperature characteristics which ensure proper resin flow. The result is optimum board quality and thickness tolerance. Improved surface smoothness and a highly consistent product is achieved load after load. 

High Tg materials - Because BluPad is made of specially treated cotton fibers, it maintains its' properties under higher temperature and pressure conditions better than cellulose based papers can. Suitable for pressing polyimides and other high Tg laminates. Customers use it up to 240°C.

Heat transfer - properties are similar to those of cellulose papers such as Kraft paper of the same weight. If closely to the same weight is obtained, no change in heat cycle is needed. Evaluate optimum number of plies for your own press cycle. 

ML manufacturing - For most applications, 3 or 4 pieces of .015" thick BluPad 215 HT on the top and bottom of each press opening provide the proper rate of rise and pressure diffusion.

Number of uses - varies from user to user and application to application. Decorative Laminators use it up to 90 times, Copper Clad Laminators up to 10 times, ML Board manufactureres 5-8 times. You determine the optimum level for your process. There is no notable change in rate-of-rise during the first 8-10 pressings. 

No sticking to press plates -
Unlike many other press pads, BluPad normally does not stick to press plates. No costly release sheet is needed with BluPad unless it is openly exposed to high humidity conditions.

Vacuum press - Other materials that are used as press pads such as silicone, kraft paper or chipboard can contain oils, adhesives or other chemicals that can be released in a vacuum press. These agents can contaminate the finished product. Also, they accumulate in the vacuum pump and can cause a foul odor.

Static electricity build up - Unlike silicone and some other press pad materials, there is no dirt attracting static electricity buildup.

Less dust - BluPad generates less dust that Kraft and white cellulose papers. Silicone pads pick up resin dust and must be cleaned frequently.

Less inventory - Because BluPad is used a number of times, less space is needed for inventory and less paper needs to be recycled.

Cost reduction - With multiple reuses of BluPad you save money, and you will make a better product. Now that's money in the pocket.

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