Solder Paste offers wide process window.

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Multicore® LF320 lead-free solder paste is optimized for reflow in air on wide range of PCB assembly applications. It requires minimum peak reflow temperature of 229°C. With print speed range of 25-100 mms-1, and abandon time up to 2 hr, paste provides high resistance to slump and solder balling. LF320 is classified as ROMO and meets or exceeds Bellcore GR-78-CORE tests for electromigration.



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Wide Process Window Lead-Free Solder Paste



Industry, Calif. - July 29, 2003..... Henkel Loctite Corporation has introduced new Multicore(R) LF320, a lead-free solder paste optimized for reflow in air on a wide range of PCB assembly applications. Reflow profiles may also be extended with nitrogen.

Multicore LF320 requires a minimum peak reflow temperature of only 229°C, versus the common 240°C minimum. This 10°C advantage provides a comfortable safety margin when reflowing temperature sensitive components. Higher t assembly designs can be reflowed in air at up to 260°C.

With a print speed range of 25 to 100mms-1 (6"s-1) and an abandon time up to two hours, LF320 offers excellent wetting on a wide range of surface finishes. The solder paste has been formulated to provide high resistance to slump and solder balling. Typical end use applications include automotive, telecommunications, consumer products, and computer assemblies including mother boards and back planes.

LF320 is classified as ROMO (J-STD 004) and meets or exceeds Bellcore GR-78-CORE tests for electromigration.

For more information on Multicore(R) LF320, call 626-968-6511 or visit the Loctite Web site at www.loctite.com/electronics.

Since 1997, Henkel Loctite Corporation, formerly Loctite Corporation, headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, has been part of the Henkel Group. It operates in markets as diverse as electronics, automotive, aerospace, biomedical and general industry. Henkel is a leader in consumer brands and technologies. The branded business sectors are Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries and Consumer and Craftsmen Adhesives. Henkel Technologies is the world market leader in Industrial Adhesives and Surface Technologies. The three systems businesses -- Henkel Industrial Adhesives and Sealants, Loctite Engineering Adhesives and Henkel Surface Technologies -- supported by their worldwide presence and strong technology base, are the pillars of Henkel Technologies' success. In Laundry & Home Care and in Cosmetics/Toiletries, Henkel holds a leading position in Europe. "Henkel - A Brand like a Friend": With strong brands and advanced technologies of superior quality and value Henkel makes people's lives easier, better and more beautiful. The company operates in more than 75 countries. In the first quarter of 2003, Henkel Group generated sales of 2.3 billion euros and an operating profit (EBIT) of 168 million euros. A total of 48,515 employees work for Henkel on a worldwide basis.

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