The Balver Zinn Group to Supply BRILLIANT B2012 Solder Wire for the APEX Hand Soldering Competition

The Balver Zinn Group announces that Cobar Solder Products Inc. is sponsoring the fourth annual IPC APEX EXPO® Hand Soldering Competition, scheduled to take place Feb. 26, 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. Cobar Solder Products is contributing Balver Zinn’s BRILLIANT B2012 SAC305 (SN97C) solder wire is halide-free, rosin-based and designed for manual and robotic soldering.

B2012 is odorless and shows excellent soldering and wetting performance. The no-clean, halide free solder wire was developed for rework and touch-up. B2012 is available in the SN100C®, SAC305 (SN97C), Sn63 alloys with a standard flux content of 2.2 percent. Balver Zinn wires are available in diameters from 0.3 to 3.5 mm.

During this competition, champions from around the world will compete to build a functional electronic assembly in 30 minutes. Assemblies will be judged on soldering in accordance with IPC-A-610E criteria, the speed at which the assembly was produced, and overall electrical functionality of assembly. IPC-A-610E Master Instructors will serve as the judges.

Cobar Solder Products Inc. is the U.S. division of the Balver Zinn group. In addition to BRILLIANT B2012, Balver Zinn and Cobar offer a complete range of solder bar, solder wire, solder flux, gel flux, cleaner and solder paste. For information about the company’s complete range of solder materials, check out the new mobile Web site at or


Cobar Europe BV / Cobar Solder Products Inc.

Phone:+31 (0)76 544 55 66 / +1 603 432 7500



Balver Zinn Group

Phone: +49 (0)23 75 915 182


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