Selective Criteria for Developers
First of all, it has to be checked whether the developer has to be metal ion free (MIF), or alternatively metal ion containing (MIC) developers can be used. Most MIF developers are ready-to-use solutions, while typical MIC developers are supplied as a concentrate which has to be diluted before use.
AZ® 326 MIF is 2.38 % TMAH (TetraMethylAmmoniumHydroxide).
AZ® 726 MIF is 2.38 % TMAH with surfactants added for fast and homogeneous substrate wetting.
AZ® 826 MIF no longer available.
AZ® 2026 MIF is 2.38 % TMAH in H2O with surfactants added for fast and homogeneous substrate wetting, and further additives for removal of resist residuals occasionally remaining after development. These additives, however, slightly increase the dark erosion.
AZ® 2033 MIF is 3.00 % TMAH in H2O with surfactants added for fast and homogeneous substrate wetting, and further additives for removal of resist residuals (residues in certain lacquer families), but at the cost of a higher dark removal. Compared to the AZ® 2026 MIF, the normality is not 0.26 but 0.33. Thus the development rate is higher with the AZ® 2033 MIF.
AZ® Developer (MIC) is optimized for minimum Al attack. It is typically applied 1 : 1 diluted in DI-water for high contrast, or undiluted for a high development rate. The dark erosion of AZ Developer is slightly higher as compared to other developers.
AZ® 351B (MIC) is based on buffered NaOH and typically used in 1 : 4 dilution.
AZ® 400K (MIC) is based on buffered KOH and typically used in 1 : 4 dilution.
AZ® 303 (MIC) is based on KOH and NaOH and designed for the resist AZ 111 XFS.
The next selection characteristic is the compatibility of the developer to a certain photoresist or/and a certain substrate material (see table below).
Sales Volumes, Purity Grade and Shipping
Available Sales Units:
- Sales volumes: 5 L bottles (1 PU = 4 x 5 liters)
- 30 L, 200 L drums on request
Our typical lead time is 1-3 working days within Germany, lead times to other countries on request. On demand, in urgent cases our etchants can be shipped within 24 hours to a destination inside Germany.
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