Single-Step Swabs test electronics for RoHS compliance.

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LeadCheck® swabs (2515-N) provide non-destructive method of testing PCB components and solder joints for presence of lead, helping manufacturers and assemblers maintain RoHS compliance. Able to check incoming components and boards as well as existing inventories, swabs help avoid mixing of lead and lead-free inventories, lead contamination in RoHS-compliant work areas, and potential penalties for shipping non-compliant products. Each kit contains 8 swabs.


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Techspray® Introduces Lead-Free / RoHS Products and Reference for Electronic Production

Amarillo, TX - Techspray has introduced a new product that tests solder for the presence of lead and a lead-free/RoHS resource guide. This new product and resource guide help printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturers and assemblers maintain RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliance. Lead Solder Test Techspray's new LeadCheck® swabs (2515-N) are a fast, easy-to-use method of testing components and solder joints for lead solder. Incoming components and boards, in addition to existing inventories, can be checked for RoHS compliance. This avoids mixed lead and lead-free inventories, lead contamination in RoHS compliant work areas, and potential penalties for shipping noncompliant products. LeadCheck swab kits are conveniently packaged in 8-packs so every station can be affordably equipped to prevent lead contamination from incoming and in-stock boards and components. Lead-Free / RoHS Product Guide The European RoHS regulation has thrown the electronics production industry into turmoil. Hundreds of current and potential customers are now in transition to new processes and products. Techspray's new Lead-Free / RoHS Guide walks them through the issues related to defluxers, wick, mask, soldering tips, and solder pots. o Explanation of RoHS and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directives - A straight forward explanation of the European regulations. o RoHS production issues - Challenges manufacturers can expect from the next operating parameters and Techspray's solutions. o Product listing for lead-free tested products - Full product listing for Techspray defluxers, wick, mask, and Plato® soldering tips and solder pots. o RoHS audit sheet - Helps identify the best products for lead-free environments. All Techspray branded products are RoHS compliant. Complete RoHS documentation is available at www.techspray.com. At Techspray, our goal is to be the industry leader in PCB production and repair supplies. To accomplish this, we have been developing products and tools in anticipation of regulatory changes. We hope to increase our value to the electronics market by offering solutions previously unavailable through distribution. Tech Spray, L. P. is a world-class formulator and manufacturer of quality aerosols and specialty products satisfying the commercial needs of the global electronic manufacturing and repair markets. Techspray's product line includes cleaner/degreasers, defluxers, contact cleaners, lubricants, corrosion inhibitors, aerosol adhesives, desoldering braid, hand tools, and solder tips. For additional information, customers may call (800) 858-4043, fax (806) 372-8750, e-mail tsales@techspray.com, or visit the Techspray® website at www.techspray.com. Quote from Kevin Pawlowski, Senior Product Manager for Techspray: The ever-changing global regulations challenge PCB manufacturers, who have enough to worry about with greater and greater customer demands. Our goal at Techspray is to help manufacturers navigate RoHS and other regulations, so they can stay focused on other important issues like their bottom line."

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