Electrolube to Launch Cleaning Solution, FIP Shielding Materials at productronica


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As productronica fast approaches, electro-chemicals manufacturer, Electrolube, has announced it will launch two innovative new FIP EMI shielding materials and a new cleaning solution to the European market during the four-day event.

Electrolube's new Form-In-Place (FIP) EMI Shielding Materials include the FIP100 and FIP200. The FIP100 single component thermal cured shielding material has been developed for ease of dispensing and provides high shielding effectiveness. With a good compression set and high tensile strength, FIP100 is a Nickle/Graphite filled silicone material, providing stable, long term shielding effectiveness in harsh environments. The UL V-0 rated material is typically used in shielding cover applications which include RRU, AAS and Filters.

The single component moisture cured system, FIP200, is a silver/nickle/copper filled silicone Form-In-Place EMI shielding material. The environmentally friendly and low odour material provides 45 shore A hardness and an extra low deflection force. The material retains superior shielding performance in harsh environments and provides long-term reliability. Ideal for applications including smart phones, high speed connectors and automotive applications, the FIP200 provides excellent corrosion resistance on Cr (III), Cr (VI) and bare Al flanges. The UL V-0 rated material is fast cure with a touch dry time of 2 minutes at 25°C and enables high dispensing performance. 

Cleaning essentially helps to improve product lifetime by ensuring good surface resistance and by preventing current leakage leading to PCB failure. Electrolube’s newest cleaning solution, SWCC, Safewash Components Cleaner, is a brand new cleaning medium specifically designed for the semiconductor industry to remove all types of flux residues on PCBA and electronic assemblies.

Demonstrating excellent material compatibility, SWCC contains corrosion inhibitors to enable safe cleaning of sensitive metals such as solder joints, copper, aluminium and zinc. SWCC’s low surface tension also makes it ideal for flip-chip applications. The new cleaning solution is free of any halogenated compounds, making it 100% ozone friendly, yet providing a high level of solvency for removing flux residues.

The RoHS compliant cleaner is ideal for use in ultrasonic, spray-under-immersion and centrifugal cleaning systems. Application temperatures vary from 35-60°C and cleaning times will depend on the nature of residues as well as the process temperature. Typically, cleaning times take between 5-20 minutes, followed by thorough rinsing in DI water and hot air drying. SWCC is surfactant-free, making it far easier for rinsing and is ready to use at pure concentration.

Electrolube Managing Director, Ron Jakeman, comments: “Electrolube has a solid, established reputation for providing specialist technical solutions to industry that solve customers’ manufacturing problems and help them bring high-quality products to market faster. We have a fantastic new range of innovative solutions to offer the industry, and we’re very excited to be launching the new products at Productronica.”

Visitors to Productronica 2017 are invited to meet the Electrolube team in Hall A4 of the Messe München, Booth 466. Visitors are welcome to put their process and application requirements to the team, who will be happy to discuss solutions that make a real difference.

About Electrolube

Electrolube, a division of H.K. Wentworth Limited, is a leading manufacturer of specialist chemicals for electronics, automotive and industrial manufacturing.  Core product groups include conformal coatings, contact lubricants, thermal management materials, cleaning solutions, encapsulation resins and maintenance and service aids.

The extensive range of electro-chemicals at Electrolube enables the company to offer a ‘complete solution’ to leading manufacturers of electronic, industrial and domestic devices, at all levels of the production process. Through collaboration and research, the company is continually developing new and environmentally friendly products for customers around the world and their commitment to developing ‘greener’ products has been endorsed by the ISO 14001 standard for the highly efficient Environmental Management System in place at the company.

Winners of the Queen’s award for Enterprise 2016, Electrolube is represented in over 55 countries with an established network of subsidiaries and distributors. By offering genuine security of scale and a reliable supply chain, the company is able to deliver a truly tailored service.

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