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MacDermid Enthone's Neil Bolding and Flex's Weifeng Liu Receive IPC Award for New Flexible

 MacDermid Enthone's Neil Bolding and Flex's Weifeng Liu Receive IPC Award for New Flexible 
 
Circuitry Testing Standards
 
 
MacDermid Enthone Electronics Solutions, a business of Platform Specialty Products Corporation, 
 
congratulates Neil Bolding, a senior technologist at MacDermid Enthone, for his contribution to the 
 
reliability of printed electronics devices. In collaboration with the IPC technical committee D-65, 
 
co-chaired with Dr. Weifeng Liu of Flex (formerly Flextronics), Bolding and the team recently 
 
published IPC-9204, "Guideline on Flexibility and Stretchability Testing for Printed Electronics". 
 
For their efforts, Bolding and Dr. Liu received IPC's Distinguished Committee Service award during 
 
this year's IPC APEX EXPO event.
 
The new specification is essential for the more widespread adoption of cost-effective printed 
 
electronics that require durability to flexing and stretching. Bolding describes the new 
 
specification, "Standardizing the flexibility and stretching requirements, and the test methods 
 
used to quantify those, is extra challenging due to the wide variety of materials and applications 
 
in this space.  Working with such a talented group of technologists made our work more productive 
 
and enjoyable. The industry will benefit immediately from this enabling document."
 
As part of MacDermid Autotype for many years, Bolding possesses a unique perspective on printed 
 
electronics. He intersects with the three groups involved with materials supplied to this emerging 
 
interconnect segment, MacDermid Enthone, MacDermid Graphics Solutions, and MacDermid Autotype. Each 
 
of these businesses is part of MacDermid Performance Solutions, a Platform Specialty Products 
 
company. The collaboration is an excellent example of the supply chain support MPS can bring to its 
 
customers; in this case, Bolding contributes expertise on films, printing technologies, electronics 
 
manufacturing, and specialty chemical processing.
 
MacDermid Performance Solutions is a subsidiary of Platform Specialty Products Corporation. Our 
 
businesses manufacture a broad range of specialty chemicals and materials which are used in multi-
 
step technological processes that enhance the products people use every day. Our innovative 
 
materials and processes are creating more opportunities and efficiencies for companies across key 
 
industries – including electronics, graphic arts, metal & plastic plating, and offshore oil 
 
production.
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