Differences between Roll Anneal Copper Foil and Electrolysis Deposition Copper Foil

Differences between Roll Anneal Copper Foil and Electrolysis Deposition Copper Foil

Roll Anneal Copper Foil (RA copper):

Formation: Roll copper block many times, and then do the annealing treatment with high temperature. The shape of its crystal is lamellar structure.
Advantage: Soft, smooth surface, suitable for flexible PCB and small lines.
Shortage: high cost

Electrolysis Deposition Copper Foil (ED copper):

Formation: Melt copper into dilute sulfuric acid, it becomes bluestone solution.
Through a high electric field, copper attach on the metal drum. With the rolling of metal drum, thin copper foil finally formed.

Advantage: Low cost
Shortage: Unsuitable for small lines; bad bending resistance.
Here is the cross section observation of RA Copper and ED Copper:

roll anneal copper foil and electrolysis deposition copper foil

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Normal Thickness for 2Layers Flex Circuit (Adhesiveless)

Following up with the last article , here we’d like to share thickness for 2L flex circuit if using adhesiveless material.

2L FPC Flex circuit thickness (adhesiveless)

2L FPC Flex circuit thickness (adhesiveless)

2L FPC thickness using adhesiveless material

We also have other special material, such as 1mil Polyimide + 2OZ (70um) copper adhesiveless, (from Dupont). If you need more information, please contact us.

Normal Thickness for 2Layers Flex Circuit (Adhesive)

Different from rigid FR4 PCB, there’re three basic layers for flexible circuits, and various thickness of each maybe used, so people new to that area will be confused to choose a suitable thickness.

Here are four normal thickness for 2 layers (Double sided) flex circuit, and we hope it’ll be useful for the green hand:-)

2L FPC Thickness

2L FPC Thickness

2L FPC Thickness

2L FPC Thickness

As you can see, there’re adhesive in base for each four basic thickness of 2L (double sided) flex circuits, if you need more thin, then you can use adhesiveless material, and final thickness will be thinner even you use the same copper and Polyimide thickness. Please see next article (to be continued…)