Water/Rosin Flux suits wave soldering applications.

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Loctite® Multicore® MF101 stable, VOC-free, no-clean liquid flux eliminates lead from wave and selective soldering processes. Rosin-in-water suspension flux runs standard leaded products and requires no transition to switch to lead-free processes. Non-flammable product can be thinned with water and aids in wetting and topside fillet formation. Halide-free liquid flux passes Bellcore SIR and J-STD-004 standards.

Original Press Release:

Environmentally Friendly Water/Rosin Flux for Wave Soldering Applications

Industry, Calif. - January 20, 2002.... Henkel Loctite Corporation has introduced an innovative and stable VOC-free, no-clean liquid flux, Loctite(R) Multicore(R) MF101 which eliminates both VOCs and lead from the wave and selective soldering processes. Compatible with both conventional and lead-free solder formulations, high activity MF101 is drop-in replacement for most spray fluxing processes for through-hole components.

This rosin-in-water suspension flux offers a wide process window and greatly reduced solder balling defects, minimizing both rework and production costs. MF101 can run standard leaded products and requires no transition to switch to lead-free processes. The flux withstands elevated lead-free processing temperatures and works well on a variety of metal finishes, including those with low solderability such as oxidized copper.

Non-flammable and safe, MF101 can be easily thinned with water, making it easier and less costly to work with than traditional fluxes. MF101 significantly improves wetting and topside fillet formation. This halide-free liquid flux passes stringent Bellcore SIR and J-STD-004 standards. Nitrogen is not required to ensure maximum effectiveness.

For more information on Loctite(R) Multicore(R) MF101, 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 nine months of 2002, Henkel Group generated sales of 7.3 billion Euro and an operating profit (EBIT) of 490 million Euro. A total of 46,219 employees work for Henkel on a worldwide basis.

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