Press Release Summary:
MulticoreÂ® WS200 water washable solder paste features long open and abandon time capabilities. High activity flux is highly resistant to humidity and slump, and minimizes any defects due to voiding. There is no visible residue on PCBs washed up to 3 days after being reflowed. Paste is available with standard ANSI J-STD-006 Type 3 tin lead alloys. It meets or exceeds test specifications of ANSI/J-STD-004 and 005 for SIR, corrosion, fluorides, and slump.
Original Press Release:
Henkel Loctite Introduces Water Wash Solder Paste for High Speed Printing Processes
Industry, Calif. - April 16, 2003.... Henkel Loctite Corporation has introduced new Loctite(R) Multicore(R) WS200, a high activity, water washable solder paste with superior cleaning characteristics. WS200 is suitable for fine pitch, high speed printing applications.
Multicore WS200 exhibits excellent print definition with long open and abandon time capabilities. This high activity flux offers excellent wetting to a wide range of surface finishes, and an exceptional reflow process window. WS200 is highly resistant to humidity and slump, and is formulated to minimize any defects due to voiding. There is no visible residue on PCBs washed up to 3 days after being reflowed. WS200 is available with standard ANSI J-STD-006 Type 3 tin lead alloys.
Tested in accordance with ANSI J-STD-004, WS200 is classified as ORH1. This paste meets or exceeds test specifications of ANSI/J-STD-004 and 005 for SIR, corrosion, fluorides, and slump. The product also meets Bellcore GR-78-CORE tests for electromigration and SIR. Slump-resistant WS200 decreases defects due to bridging.
For more information on Loctite(R) Multicore(R) WS200, 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 DÃ¼sseldorf, 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 2002, Henkel Group generated sales of 9.66 billion Euro and an operating profit (EBIT) of 666 million Euro. A total of 46,638 employees work for Henkel on a worldwide basis.