Liquid Fluxes target consumer electronics applications.

Press Release Summary:

Multicore® MF101 and MF300 are VOC-free, no-clean liquid fluxes suited for low solderability surfaces such as oxidized copper. They minimize or eliminate solder balling and are non-flammable. To complement lead-free wave soldering applications, MF200 helps eliminate micro solder balling, leaves minimal residue, and offers maximum process window. No-clean, sustained activity flux, MFR301 is suited for fast soldering on conventional leaded and SMD components.

Original Press Release:

Henkel Corporation Introduces Several New, Innovative Liquid Fluxes for Today's Most Demanding Applications

Maintaining the company philosophy of personalized customer support, the electronics group of Henkel has introduced several new liquid flux materials to suit varying manufacturing requirements. Multicore® MF101, MF200, MF300 and MFR301 liquid fluxes have all been made commercially available and address the specific product demands of some of today's more advanced electronics applications.

Designed mainly for consumer electronics applications using either conventional or nitrogen inerted wave soldering systems, Multicore MF101 and MF300 are both VOC-free, high activity, no-clean liquid fluxes which meet the most demanding legislation on volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions (<1% VOC). Both materials perform particularly well on low solderability surfaces such as oxidized copper, are formulated to minimize or eliminate solder balling and are non-flammable. MF101 is suitable for spray application only and MF300 can be applied by spray or foam.

To complement lead-free wave soldering applications, Henkel has introduced MF200 liquid flux. This material is ideal for consumer electronic products and general electrical lead free soldering applications, especially where there has been a high level of mid-pad solder balling, as this product significantly reduces or eliminates micro solder balling. And, while the material is designed for lead-free applications, it may also be used with standard lead-containing alloys. Other benefits of MF200 include an excellent process window and sustained activity, good through hole penetration and minimal residues, which reduces contamination of ATE probes.

Also in its line of advanced flux materials is Henkel's Multicore MFR301 no clean, sustained activity flux, which is ideal for fast soldering on conventional leaded and SMD components. The activator package in this material is similar to a previous product, but the acid value has been increased to further enhance efficacy, especially when soldering to poorly preserved substrates and components. MFR301 ensures optimum drainage characteristics at the exit of the wave, which minimizes bridges, spiking and mid-pad solder balling. This material can be applied by foam, spray or wave and, similar to MF200, ensures a maximum process window with minimal residues.

For more information on these products or any of Henkel's advanced materials, call (949) 789-2500 or log onto

About the electronics group of Henkel
Henkel is the world's leading and most progressive provider of qualified, compatible material sets for semiconductor packaging, board level assembly and advanced soldering solutions. Through its Hysol, Loctite and Multicore brands, and its global customer support infrastructure, the electronics group of Henkel delivers world-class materials products, process expertise and total solutions across the board to enable tomorrow's electronic industry.

The Henkel Group operates in three strategic business areas - Home Care, Personal care, and Adhesives, Sealants and Surface Treatments of which the electronics group is part, serving transportation, electronics, aerospace, metal, durable goods, consumer goods, maintenance and repair and packaging industries, and offering a broad range of products for the craftsman and consumer. With brands and advanced technologies, Henkel makes people's lives easier, better, and more beautiful. 50,000 employees work for the Henkel Group worldwide. People in 125 countries around the world trust in brands and technologies from Henkel - "A Brand like a Friend".

Company Contact
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