Alpha to Publish Successful Material Set Combinations for Greater Reliability at IPC APEX in Las Vegas


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Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, will debut material set combinations to include paste, tacky flux, cored wire and wave soldering flux that are tested with one another to achieve greater reliability.

“Assembly manufacturers will tell you there is a great deal of trial and error that goes into finding the right material set for a specific electronics assembly process,” said Robert Wallace, Regional Marketing Manager for Alpha – Americas.  “Alpha has done the testing for you and can demonstrate which material pairings will produce the greatest reliability, which as we know is critical to our business.”

In addition, Alpha will be presenting two technical presentations during IPC APEX this year:

Effect of Alloy and Flux System on High Reliability Automotive Applications

Presented by Mitch Holtzer · Tuesday, March 15th/1:30PM – 3:00PM

Divergence in Test Results Using IPC Standards SIR and Ionic Contamination Measurements

Presented by Karen Tellefsen · Wednesday, March 16th/1:30PM – 3:00PM

Located at Booth #2500, Alpha will showcase their innovative materials and solutions for the electronics assembly industry with particular focus on ALPHA® Solder Paste & Preforms for Optimized Process Solutions and ALPHA® Wave Solder Alloy & Chemistries and Cored Solder Wire for Optimal Performance.  ALPHA® Recycling Services will also be highlighted at the show this year to help customers realize their options for responsibly disposing of solder dross and waste.

To receive information on successful material set combinations, be sure to visit Alpha during APEX at Booth #2500.  More on Alpha’s unique process technology  and Reclaim Services can be found on their website. 

About IPC APEX

Since 1957, IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has been guiding the electronic interconnection industry through its dramatic changes. A global trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its more than 3,500 member companies, IPC represents all facets of the industry including design, printed board manufacturing, and electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. With global headquarter based in Bannockburn, Illinois, USA, IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao (China headquarters), Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.

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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