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MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, a global leader in specialty materials for electronics, announces the release of ALPHA WS-826 water-soluble solder paste, designed to provide excellent environmental stability even in extreme operating conditions.
ALPHA WS-826 offers a combination of superior 8-hour stencil life at elevated temperatures and humidity levels, excellent solderability, and ease of water-based cleaning. This formulation provides consistent stencil life, tack time, and print definition. It is a lead-free, zero-halogen paste designed for reflow in both air and nitrogen.
“ALPHA WS-826 is a robust water-soluble solution with excellent cleanability, environmental stability, and print performance in elevated conditions,” comments Paul Salerno, Global Portfolio Manager, SMT. “This latest addition to our portfolio of water-soluble pastes is ideal for defense, aerospace, communications, computing, and medical applications.”
For more information on MacDermid Alpha’s range of water-soluble solder paste solutions, please visit MacDermidAlpha.com
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