Cobar Solder Products Now Offers Bar Solder, Wire, SN100C Alloys to US Market

Londonderry, New Hampshire, USA - Cobar Solder Products, now part of the Balver Zinn Group, announces the availability of bar solder (for wave, selective, tinning, and similar applications) and other solder products, including SN100C alloys, to complement its product offering of solder pastes, fluxes, and cored wire solders to US electronics manufacturers.

In making the announcement, Lance Larrabee, General Manager, said, "Because we're now part of the leading provider of solder alloys - Balver Zinn - we can now complete our well-known product families of solder pastes and fluxes, in particular by offering the new SN100C lead-free solder that is grabbing headlines and becoming the new lead-free standard around the globe." SN100C is an alloy developed and patented by Nihon Superior Ltd. SN100C has demonstrated superior long-term fatigue strength over silver-containing SAC-alloys. Being completely free of silver, SN100C shines as the only true remedy against Cu-migration into the Sn regions of the solder joint.

Cobar S.P. also offers solder paste in a variety of different formulations, including XF3, a SN100C paste that produces strong, shiny, reliable joints with a wide process window reminiscent of lead-based solders. XF3 has been developed to accommodate extended reflow profiles without the use of nitrogen.

Cobar S.P. provides superior flux systems for all SN100C soldering applications. They have a proprietary synthetic base that provides stability under the higher temperatures required by lead-free alloys. They are compatible with many different finishes including OSP, Ni/Au, Ag and Sn. For more information, see the Cobar/Balver Zinn offerings at upcoming APEX 2008, in booth #165.

Cobar Solder Products, part of the Balver Zinn Group, is a recognized global supplier of solder, solder paste, solder fluxes and related materials for electronics assembly. Cobar Europe BV is accredited to the prestigious ISO/TS 16949 Quality Management Standard. The Cobar Group includes Cobar Europe BV in Breda, Holland, Cobar Solder Products Inc. in Londonderry, NH, USA, plus several joint ventures and licensed manufacturing partnerships around the world. Cobar Solder Products (U.S.) is located at 53 Wentworth Avenue, Londonderry, New Hampshire 03053 USA, Tel. +1-603-432-7500, Fax +1- 603-432-7519.

For more information visit:
Cobar Europe BV on the Internet:
Balver Zinn on the Internet:

Press Contact: Michael L. Martel
Tel. 401-480-3433

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