Targray Technology has added a high-quality silicon carbide (SiC) material to its range of products on offer to the Taiwan market following the establishment of a new distribution agreement with Washington Mills AS. Targray will exclusively offer the Carborex silicon carbide product as part of its portfolio for its Taiwan-based customers.
SiC is the abrasive element within a slurry that is used as the lubricant and cutting agent for the high-precision ultra-thin slicing of silicon wafers, leading ultimately to better silicon yields and lower costs for wafer manufacturers. Washington Mills’ Carborex range of SiC micro grits go through a rigorous processing regime of steps such as crushing, shaping, flotation, chemical treatment to remove impurities, drying, magnetic separation, dust removal and sieving, and are then milled in jet-mills, and then classified by sieving, air classification, and/or sedimentation in water.
The grits are then measured for chemistry, size distribution, surface area, bulk density, grain shape and abrasive efficiency in order to ensure they are of the exacting standards required of the solar wafer manufacturing industry.
“We are confident that working with a global company like Washington Mills, who is renowned for quality and innovation, will create tremendous value for the Taiwanese market and help our customers reduce total costs,” commented Cheong Wei Chua, product manager for Targray’s Solar Consumables division. “This is an excellent product for wire slicing silicon wafers, and we’re very excited to bring it to our customer base in Taiwan.”