Alpha to Present Latest Low-Temp Tech at Southern Manufacturing Show


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Alpha Assembly Solutions will have its latest low temperature technologies displayed at the Southern Manufacturing Show, Farnborough, UK from the February 6-8, by Solder Connection, Alpha’s Premium Distributor for the UK and Ireland.

Alpha’s revolutionary ALPHA OM-550 HRL1 low-temperature, high reliability solder paste will be highlighted at the show. ALPHA OM-550 solder paste paired with the ALPHA HRL1 alloy has a melting point significantly lower than SAC305. A minimum peak temperature of only 185°C vs 245°C reduces energy consumption during the SMT process, enabling significant cost savings.

The ALPHA HRL1 alloy was designed to exhibit improved drop shock and thermal cycling versus existing low temperature alloys. The drop shock performance and the thermal cycling reliability of mixed alloy joints increased by 100% and 20% respectively, compared to other low temperature alloys, enabling improved mechanical reliability. Additionally, the low temperature reflow of ALPHA OM-550 HRL1 eliminates Head-in-Pillow and NWO defects.

Alpha and Solder Connection have enjoyed a long partnership, with Solder Connection distributing Alpha products across the UK and Ireland. In 2015, Solder Connection became part of Alpha’s exclusive Premium Distributor Council.

For more information on Alpha’s low temperature solutions visit the Solder Connection stand at the Southern Manufacturing Show – Stand E60

Southern Manufacturing Show

Date: Tuesday 6th – Thursday 8th February

Venue: FIVE, Farnborough, UK

About Solder Connection

Founded in 1989, Solder Connection has become one of the UK and Ireland’s foremost technical suppliers of soldering materials for both the Electronic and Industrial sectors. Today, Solder Connection is the UK and Ireland’s sole supplier of Alpha Assembly Solutions products. As well as distributing Alpha’s range of solder paste, alloys, wire and fluxes, Solder Connection also provides ALPHA Tetrabond frameless stencils manufactured directly to the customer’s instruction. Based in Chepstow, Wales, Solder Connection also has an office in Dublin which houses the Irish Sales and Operations. For more information, click here.

About Alpha Assembly Solutions

Alpha Assembly Solutions, a MacDermid Performance Solutions Business, is the global leader in the development, manufacturing and sales of innovative specialty materials used in a wide range of industry segments, including electronics assembly, power electronics, die attach, LED lighting, photovoltaics, semiconductor packaging, automotive and others.

With a unique global presence in over 30 locations throughout the Asia Pacific, Americas and Europe regions, Alpha supplies a full line of ALPHA electronics assembly material products, including Solder Paste, Exactalloy Solder Preforms, Cored Solder Wire Solder, Wave Soldering Fluxes, Bar Solder Alloys, and Stencils.  It offers die attach product technologies to the power electronics segment in its Argomax, Atrox and Fortibond brands.

For the LED segment, Alpha offers its Lumet products covering applications from die attach to systems assembly in the LED manufacturing process.  Alpha also offers product technologies for the Photovoltaic segment, including high performance liquid fluxes and solder alloys for producing standard ribbon and bus bar, as well as, solder pastes, cored wire, conductive adhesives and preforms for use in PV module assembly. Also, Alpha’s Advanced Materials unit is the leader in electronic polymers and solder materials for semiconductor packaging applications. 

Since its founding in 1872, Alpha has been committed to developing and manufacturing the highest quality specialty materials.  For more information, click here.

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