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Feds invest $850K in new production technology for PCB fabricator


Candor Industries, a fabricator of complex printed circuit boards (PCBs), will receive nearly $850,000 from the federal government to scale up and expand its operations.

Candor is experiencing increased demand from clients in the technology, medical device, telecommunications and aerospace sectors for nanotechnology and semiconductor packages required for the high performance of new devices.

With the repayable contribution from FedDev Ontario, along with $1.9 million in private sector funding, the company will take on new, first-in-North America PCB manufacturing, including green laser-cutting/drilling, induction lamination, bonding and direct imaging.

Adopting state-of-the-art equipment and technologies will increase output, speed and cleanliness, and add accuracy in its drilling and cutting processes.

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As a result, Candor will be able to produce higher complexity products for next-generation telecommunications and 5G markets. Additionally, the company will significantly reduce its scrap waste and use of harmful chemicals, and increase energy efficiency in its lamination process by 80 per cent.

Candor’s PCB manufacturing processes are already recognized as environmentally friendly due to their limited use of harmful chemicals, such as formaldehyde, ammonia and tin-lead, which are commonly used in conventional PCB manufacturing practices.

FedDev Ontario is also supporting Candor as it establishes partnerships with institutions across southern Ontario to  standardize PCB processes and policies.