Tech. Note 22 - Effectiveness of Stabilants
How effective is Stabilant 22?
It should come as no surprise that the most efficient way of determining
the effectiveness of the Stabilants is by thorough field testing. In only
this. can the in-situ performance of a new technology be tested.
If contact enhancement could be demonstrated in the lab by existing
standardized test methods and techniques there would be no need for Stabilants
at all; for the existing technology would have been able to solve the many
diverse problems lowlevel signal level/low voltage level contacts.
At the same time one must recognize the fact that, apart from the protection
a forded by the issued and pending patents, of necessity we reserve the
right to avoid anything which would reveal any trade secrets, and we are
the only ones who ca make that determination.
Our policy is to decide, on a case-by-case examination, just how much
we can reveal
This is compounded by the fact that we either have the manufacturer's
data at hand or can infer from that same data, just what problems the manufacturer
is having with his contacts. We have, therefore, to be extremely circumspect
at all times! Quit often there may be a number of competing manufacturers
who are using our product to give them a competitive advantage.
We have to apologize in advance, to any person, manufacturer, or evaluating
laboratory who may find our answers evasive at any time. We have to protect
o technology! Nevertheless, we have tried to provide, in our Application
and Technical Notes a reasonable guide to the use of product.
Wherever it is possible, we will attempt to locate some end user of
our product which may be able to provide some use related data to any prospective
customer's laboratory. To be fair to our customers, these instances will
be limited in number! I all cases we will first contact our customer before
their name is passed-on and again in all cases we will ask the prospective
user to contact our customer directly in order to allow the free exchange
of information. We respect our customer's right to make their own decisions
as to how much information they may be willing to divulge.
In cases where the there is a legitimate need for samples of any of
our materials, w will be glad to provide them. Where necessary, we might
ask the customer to pa the shipping costs.
Where buyers have retained consultants to do an evaluation of Stabilants
on their behalf, there is an obvious problem. We pride ourselves and our
personnel on our discretion. As we supply many companies, government contractors
and government agencies, both in the US , Canada and the NATO areas, we
work with their security staff to report any possible attempts to ascertain
who we supply and in what quantities. This includes any attempts to breach
our security or the security of our customers.
We are sure that our customers are aware that there is an increasing
amount of industrial espionage taking place, both in the US and Canada.
Much of it is on behalf of companies located elsewhere in the world. There
have also been companies that have attempted to duplicate or product or
create analogues of it. As we spent over 25 years to develop Stabilants
and test both it, and potential variants of it; and have an impeccable
track record, we will regard any attempt to breach our or our customer's
confidentiality as a very serious matter.
We trust you understand our position.
Wm. M. Wright, President,
D.W. Electrochemicals Ltd.