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Solder Alloy is available in Pb-free bar form.

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October 22, 2012 - Available in bar solder form, lead (Pb)-free SN100C solder alloy is comprised of tin-copper-nickelĀ and germanium and does not contain silver or bismuth. Eutectic alloy, supporting bridge- and icicle-free soldering, produces smooth, bright, well-formed fillets free of micro-cracks regardless of cooling rate. With optimized through-hole penetration and topside fillet formation, alloy does not require nitrogen atmosphere and will not erode copper from holes, pads, and tracks.

AIM, Inc.

25 Kenney Dr., Cranston, RI, 02920, USA

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AIM Metals and Alloys Now Able to Offer SN100C Lead-Free Bar Solder Globally

Press release date: October 1, 2012

Cranston, Rhode Island, USA – AIM, a global manufacturer of solder assembly materials, now offers the lead-free SN100C solder alloy in bar solder form worldwide with the exception of the UK and Ireland. AIM has been producing SN100C since 2005 and has helped hundreds of manufacturers implement lead-free soldering for their production lines. Currently, the SN100C alloy is being used in thousands of wave soldering machines around the world, with millions of circuit boards using SN100C solder. Prior to this, AIM could sell SN100C solder paste and cored wire globally but was limited to selling SN100C bar solder to the North American and Chinese markets. In addition to being environmentally friendly, SN100C offers low cost of use and proven reliability.

Along with a full solder line, AIM offers extensive technical support, lead-free seminars, process audits and solder pot analyses. AIM’s SN100C products include bar, wire and solder paste along with compatible flux chemistries.

“AIM has been manufacturing the SN100C alloy for several years and we thank Nihon Superior for enabling us to sell SN100C almost worldwide. We have helped manufacturers throughout North America and Asia transition to SN100C from tin-lead and silver-bearing solder alloys,” said David Suraski, Executive Vice President, Assembly Materials Division. “SN100C is a solder alloy with fantastic technological and commercial properties and we look forward to bringing our expertise with the alloy to electronics manufacturers throughout the world.”

For data sheets, studies, white pages, lead-free seminar information, or to find out how AIM can assist in your lead-free solder conversion, visit www.aimsolder.com.

About AIM
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with locations worldwide, AIM is a leading global manufacturer of assembly materials for the electronics industry. The company produces solder paste, liquid flux, cored wire, bar solder, adhesives, preforms, and specialty alloys such as indium and gold for electronics assembly, PC fabrication, component manufacturing, and other industries.Ā  For more information on how we can assist you visit www.aimsolder.com.

Media Contact: Keith Durand
kdurand@aimsolder.com

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