Gel-Pad manufactures a line of innovative gel-coated boxes, trays, slides, and films for the safe shipping, handling and processing of fragile components. Gel-Pak’s proprietary gel material effectively immobilizes objects to protect them from damage during transport. Products come in a variety of configurations and can be used in both manual and automated pick-and-place applications.
Gel-Pak products include:
- The AD, BD, CD product line — ideal for manual applications
- The VR product line — ideal for automated applications
- Membrane boxes — ideal for 3-dimensional objects
- Gel-Film — ideal for surface protection, fixturing, graphene exfoliation
- ESD carriers — for ESD-sensitive devices
Gel-Pak’s Gel-Box (AD, AV Series) is comprised of a plastic hinged box with our proprietary Gel or non-silicone Vertec elastomer applied directly to the bottom. These versatile “pocketless” carriers immobilize devices during shipping, handling and processing. The Gel-Box (AD, AV Series) is intended for manual applications in which devices are loaded using a vacuum pen, tweezers or fingers and unloaded using tweezers or fingers.
Read more about Gel Boxes here: https://www.gelpak.com/gel-box-ad/.
This extremely versatile “pocketless” tray securely holds fragile devices including bare die during shipping, handling and processing. It is ideal for high-volume pick and place applications.
The surface of the VR carrier uses a proprietary Gel or non-silicone Vertec™ film membrane over a mesh material to hold components in place until they are released by applying vacuum to the underside of the tray.
Find out more about Gel Pak’s Vacuum Release here: https://www.gelpak.com/vacuum-release-trays/.
Membrane Boxes are recommended for devices or large objects that have an irregular shape or non-flat contact surface which will not adhere to a Gel material. Membrane boxes are ideal for shipping 3-D objects such as Test Sockets, Optics, Prisms, Lenses and Crystals.
Membrane Boxes are constructed using a thin, highly elastic transparent polyether polyurethane membrane mounted to the top and bottom halves of a symmetrical POLYREX® PG-33 clear polystyrene box. When the box is closed, the device is suspended between the two transparent membranes which conform to the device shape and securely hold it in place. (https://www.gelpak.com/membrane-boxes/)
Wafer/Large Format VR Plates™are ideal for:
- Full or partial wafers and substrates ranging from 75mm to 450mm.
- Applications where contact with top surface or edges must be avoided.
- Diced wafers on film frames.
- Handling thin, high value substrates such as fragile InP wafers, GaAs wafers, AFM wafers, MEMs wafers.
See more accessories for VR Plates™ here: https://www.gelpak.com/large-format-vr-trays/.
Gel-Pak’s Gel-Film® and E-Film™ products are made using proprietary Gel and Vertec elastomers that are customized for a wide range of industries and applications. Gel-Pak’s films are manufactured in a cleanroom environment. Find out more here: https://www.gelpak.com/gel-film-e-film/.