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Affordable, non-flammable cleaning solutions?

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HC

#46774

Affordable, non-flammable cleaning solutions? | 18 January, 2007

Wondering if anyone is using cleaning solutions that are safe to use and store, and don't cost an arm and a leg. Cleaning tasks would include solder paste stencil cleaning, misprinted PCB cleaning, flux cleaning after rework, and so on and so forth. Would really appreciate your advice.

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#46844

Affordable, non-flammable cleaning solutions? | 19 January, 2007

For flux cleaning after rework try "ProClean" flux remover.

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Mike Konrad

#46851

Affordable, non-flammable cleaning solutions? | 19 January, 2007

The answer depends on the cleaning / defluxing method.

There are many fine chemicals available. One must first consider the cleaning method, then safety (environment and operator), then cost.

For automated board cleaners (defluxers), consider the following chemicals:

Vitrex AT200 (ours) Vitrex CA (ours... for use in California where low VOC's are mandated) Kyzen 4520 Kyzen 4630

For manual (spray can) defluxing: Check out Microcare products

For ultrasonic stencil cleaners: Simple Green Stencil Cleaner (ours) Kyzen A4520 Petroferm Hydrex A-Plus SmartSonic 440R

For manual stencil cleaning applications: Simple Green Stencil Cleaner (ours) SmartSonic 440R

Mike Konrad Aqueous Technologies konrad@aqueoustech.com

www.aqueoustech.com

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