The PCB cleaning industry saw a flurry of innovation from MicroCare Corp, at the massive IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego, CA with the launch of ten new cleaning products. Featured among these developments are popular flux-cleaning chemistries in a new, super-convenient, pocket-sized cleaning pen package.
The new range features three formulations: the No-Clean Flux Remover, the RMA Flux Remover, and the Water-Soluble Flux Remover Pens. These three new cleaners have been designed to specifically remove fluxes quickly and safely and ensure PCBs will enjoy a long and productive life at the lowest possible cost.
It is expected the best-seller will be the No-Clean Flux Remover Pen. This product is formulated to remove no-clean fluxes and pastes quickly, leaving no residue. It also has the added benefit of cleaning other contaminants like adhesives, oil and grease and is an excellent degreaser and general-purpose cleaner. Importantly it has low Global Warming Potential (GWP) and is exempt from VOC regulations in most areas, making it an ideal option for use on modern production lines and repair centres. The chemistry is based on the popular MicroCare cleaner, the No-Clean Flux Remover - VeriClean.
MicroCare also introduced visitors to the high-performance RMA Flux Remover Pen, which contains an extra-strength formulation to help clean difficult to remove aged and baked-on flux. Completing the line-up is the Water-Soluble (OA) Flux Remover Pen. This is a very versatile and economical cleaner for organic acid solders, pastes and fluxes. Because this cleaner evaporates more slowly, it increases the time techs have when working with baked-on flux residues.
“Better, faster and more convenient cleaning solves numerous PCB assembly problems and makes a stronger, more durable circuit,” explained Dan Sinclair, MicroCare National Sales Manager. “These new cleaning pens will give technicians another option to quickly clean their PCBs and produce strong, reliable circuitry.”
The new Flux Remover Pens are the perfect option for companies seeking maximum convenience and speed on the workbench. They are portable, economic cleaning tools that make cleaning quick and easy, so technicians are able to deliver perfectly clean electronic assemblies every time.
Also showcased to industry for the first time are the new economy-size flux remover aerosols which include the Heavy Duty Flux Remover - SuprClean, the Alcohol-Enhanced Flux Remover - ProClean and No-Clean Flux Remover - VeriClean. The larger package helps to reduce packaging waste and offers a number of cost-saving benefits. The price of the new products will reduce the cost-per-cleaning more than 10% over traditional packaging. All of the new cleaners are compatible with the money-saving TriggerGrip PCB cleaning tool from MicroCare.