Company will develop and produce flexible cables via a technology that doesn’t use adhesives
March 1, 2022
VALENCIA, Calif.—Fralock Holdings, LLC reported that it has been awarded a multi-year, multi-million-dollar contract with a leading, U.S.-based aerospace and defense company for the design, development, and production of all-polyimide etched foil flexible cables approximately 18 meters long.
The company said in a release that the cable is fabricated using Fralock’s pioneered Adhesiveless Lamination Technology (ALT). The technology is reported to produce flex circuits and etched foil cables with extreme flexibility, durability, and low mass that are designed to operate in extreme environments.
“Fralock has developed a process that ensures we meet the stringent requirements and certifications needed for this highly regulated industry,” said Fralock CEO Marc Haugen, in the release. “This contract is a testament to the expertise of our engineers and our leadership position in the marketplace, as well as the confidence our customers have in us to develop highly effective technologies.”
Fralock Holdings, a developer and manufacturer of engineered components and subassemblies that use advanced materials for critical applications, is a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners. The company’s flat flexible cables are used for power distribution on the back side of the solar array for telecommunication satellites. The company’s adhesiveless, all-polyimide technology provides “the thinnest, full-folding construction available, enabling extremely compact stowage of the solar array,” Fralock said in the release.
Fralock has more than 50 years of experience in product design and process knowledge. The company said it has been “the top choice for some of the world’s largest aerospace and defense companies seeking superior quality products for space-based solar technology in commercial and civil space programs.”