Piper Plastics is a leading source of parts for every environment in the semiconductor industry. The company machines and fabricates custom designed parts for ETCH, lithography, CMP, final test, wafer handling, and R&D. Piper conducts business with the top manufactures of OEM equipment for semiconductor production. They help support these companies by machining and fabricating top-quality parts like wet bench assemblies, chemical delivery systems, polypro carts and cabinetry, sockets, nests, and contactors.

With our extensive experience in the semiconductor industry, Piper Plastics knows when and what materials to use for the application you demand. Piper Plastics uses the most advanced plastics available for use in cleanroom applications. Piper provides Class 6 certified cleanroom cleaning and packaging so parts can go from our cleanroom to yours.

Kyron® 2204 – High Performance Ceramic PEEK for Microprocessor Test Sockets

The semiconductor industry’s demand for smaller, tight tolerance IC packages that operate at higher frequencies is making it increasingly difficult for traditional materials previously used for microprocessor test socket applications.  Kyron 2204 high performance ceramic PEEK is an excellent balance of properties including outstanding dimensional stability, ductility, low moisture absorption, high purity, and strength. It is ideal for tight tolerance, intricate machined components, is resistant to heat and aggressive chemicals, and is available in white and gray. To request a data sheet, please click here.

Kyron® GC-100  for Burn-in and Test Sockets

Kyron GC-100 is an injection molded high temperature material offering outstanding stiffness, and machinability without the presence of fiber. It is designed specifically for burn-in and test socket applications that require an extremely high degree of stability and superior micro-machinability. To request a data sheet, please click here

SUCCESS STORY: CMP Retaining Rings
Piper Plastics' CMP retaining rings are engineered to enhance yield and productivity levels using the latest advanced materials technology and molding techniques. The retaining rings are made with Kyron®1200, a reinforced PEEK compound that offers offers superior wear properties, high dimensional stability and outstanding chemical resistance.

CMP Retaining Rings
Design Requirements
  • Extend retaining ring life by as much as 2 times over rings made of PPS
  • Significantly improve inner groove wear resistance by up to 4 times over rings made with PPS
  • Reduce cost of ownership due to longer life
  • Offer superior within-wafer-nonuniformity (WIWNU) over PPS because of improved ring uniformity
  • Offer low defectivity rates
Piper Delivered
Because of their proprietary molding and machining capabilities, Piper Plastics controlled the entire process, from raw resin to completed product, providing unparalleled quality and repeatability.