Gore® Cartridge Filters Offer New Levels of Filtration Performance at SEMICON West 2011
Elkton, MD (July 7, 2011) – W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) will be exhibiting its family of cartridge filters that dramatically improve process performance and reduce the total cost of filtration for ultrapure water, de-ionized water and high-purity bulk chemicals used in the manufacture of semiconductors, silicon wafers and other microelectronics manufacturing processes. These advanced cartridges will be featured in Booth 1331 at SEMICON West 2011, July 12-14 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.
Gore will be demonstrating its unique expertise in ePTFE (expanded polytetrafluoroethylene) material and membrane technology that has enabled it to engineer a family of filters that offer 3x the flow rate of best-in-class filters without sacrificing particle retention.
GORE® Filters enable semiconductor fabs to realize both improved performance and lower cost of ownership. The drop-in substitution of GORE® Filters can upgrade retention performance and reduce particle counts while maintaining desired flow rate, as well as enabling reduced processing times, higher flow rates and faster bath turnovers.
These filters are currently used by leading fabs worldwide for ultrapure and DI facilities water. They have dramatically reduced their total cost of filtration, improved water quality, and protected against upstream system upsets.
For processors of high-purity bulk chemicals used in semiconductor fabrication and other microelectronics manufacturing processes, the use of GORE® Filters has enabled dramatically improved product quality, increased production capacity and reduced cost of filtration for high viscosity fluids, acids, bases, solvents and specialty chemicals.
For more information about Gore’s cartridge filters for ultrapure water (UPW), de-ionized (DI) water and high-purity chemical processing, visit Booth 1331 at SEMICON West 2011 or visit gore.com/filters.
About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Gore is a leading manufacturer of thousands of advanced technology products for the electronics, fabrics, industrial and medical markets. Perhaps best known for its waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio features a diverse array of innovations, including everything from guitar strings to life-saving cardiovascular devices. Gore is headquartered in Newark, Del., posts annual sales of $2.7 billion, and employs more than 9,000 associates in 30 countries worldwide. It is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings were introduced in 1984. Visit gore.com to learn more.