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Single Roll Package

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113602D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Brutovsky, CJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

When water soluble tape was removed from its original packaging for use in the manufacturing process, the tape would start to dissolve due to the humidity in the air. The tape becomes very sticky and difficult to handle and hard to place on the PC cards. The tape in this condition became soft and would stretch and pin holes were present. This would allow solder to contact the gold tabs, which caused rework or scrap.

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Single Roll Package

      When water soluble tape was removed from its original packaging
for use in the manufacturing process, the tape would start to
dissolve due to the humidity in the air.  The tape becomes very
sticky and difficult to handle and hard to place on the PC cards.
The tape in this condition became soft and would stretch and pin
holes were present.  This would allow solder to contact the gold
tabs, which caused rework or scrap.

      Any water soluble tape exhibits similar degradation mechanism
without protection in these conditions.

      Any computer card manufacturing company that requires gold tab
protection could use this single roll package.  It extends the life
of the tape and keeps the tape useable at the manufacturing process.

      Single roll in a package (desiccated) allowing tape to be
removed at one end and the backer material exiting the bottom of the
box or another end.  The tape is removed from the backer at the tape
exit point, the backer is guided to the bottom of the package with
backer guide inside the package.  The exiting areas could be covered
with a re-sealing type tape or Velcro.  The tape exit would have a
blade to cut the tape to size.  The boxes would be of different sizes
to cover the width of tape desired.

      Features - Portable, desiccated package that provides
protection from humidity, is resealable and can be recycled when
empty.

      Advantages - The single roll, when opened can be re...