IPC Standard helps define how clean is clean.
Press Release Summary:
February 17, 2010 - IPC's cleaning standard, IPC-5704 defines recommended requirements for cleanliness of unpopulated single, double-sided, and multilayer printed boards. Standard provides hard specifications and requirements for maximum limits of ionic contamination using ion chromatography testing. In addition, IPC-5704 delivers industry guidance on cleanliness testing for both product acceptance and process control, verifying that all equipment and chemistries are stable.
Original Press Release
New IPC Standard Helps Define How Clean Is Clean
Press release date: February 15, 2010
IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,700 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $1.7 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; and Shanghai and Shenzhen, China.