3M semiconductor coolant factory was forced to close
Production accounts for 80% of the world’s TSMC and Intel are using: 3M semiconductor coolant factory was forced to close.
Semiconductor production is a complex process that requires a variety of equipment and materials. Any problem in any link may affect global semiconductor production.
A few days ago, 3M’s coolant factory in Belgium was shut down, and its production accounted for 80% of the world’s total. %.
According to reports, 3M Belgium has implemented the regulations on March 8 and issued a notice to customers on March 18 that the factory will be closed indefinitely.
Its customers include global semiconductor giants such as TSMC, Intel, Samsung, and SK Hynix.
This factory mainly produces special coolants, which are very important to the semiconductor etching process.
Its production capacity accounts for 80% of the world’s total, which has a great impact, because the inventory of semiconductor manufacturers is generally 1 to 3 months, and it is inevitable that the inventory cannot be replenished in the future. will affect normal production.
The 3M factory was forced to close by Belgium, mainly due to local environmental protection policies, because the coolant contains perfluoro/polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) components, which play the role of waterproof, oil-proof and heat-resistant. Extensive, but it is possible to accumulate in the human body, so Europe and the United States strictly control this chemical substance.