Press Release Summary:
Defoamer product allows 440-R SMT Detergent to be used effectively in spray-in-air type stencil cleaner machines. Featuring no VOCs and no hazardous ingredients, defoamer allows low-temperature cleaning and shortens cleaning cycles while eliminating vapors and foul odors. It also allows flexible waste management by either filtration, evaporation, or hauling.
Original Press Release:
Spray Stencil Cleaners are Now More Effective and Environmentally Safe!
Smart Sonic Corporation (Canoga Park, CA) has developed a unique Defoamer product that allows 440-R SMT Detergent to be used effectively in spray-in-air type stencil cleaner machines. Smart Sonic introduced 440-R SMT Detergent in 1990 for use with ultrasonics, which lead to ultrasonic technology replacing spray-in-air systems as the preferred method for cleaning SMT solder paste stencils. Until now, excessive foaming prohibited the use of 440-R SMT Detergent in spray machines. Smart Sonic's new Defoamer product eliminates the foaming concerns without diminishing cleaning efficiency. A single capful of Smart Sonic's Defoamer is all that is needed each time the chemistry is change for routine maintenance.
The stencil cleaning process has been identified as the most hazardous and with the greatest potential environmental impact of any process associated with SMT assembly. The lead from the solder paste is poisonous. The cleaning chemistries used are often flammable, contain hazardous ingredients, require elevated temperatures and release vapors into the workspace and VOCs into the atmosphere.
Aside from the environmental and safety benefits of no VOCs and no hazardous ingredients, assemblers using spray-in-air stencil-cleaning equipment can now obtain many of the other benefits that heretofore was only available if using 440-R SMT Detergent is ultrasonic cleaning systems such as: 1) Low temperature cleaning that reduces operating cost and protects heat-sensitive stencils, 2) Shorter and more effective cleaning cycles, 3) Elimination of vapors and foul odors, 4) Flexible waste management by either filtration, evaporation or hauling and 5) Elimination of many of the costly permits required for using other less friendly chemistries. Free samples of 440-R SMT Detergent and Defoamer are available by calling toll free: 1(800) 806-440R.