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Earth Friendly Cleaning Chemical

#31624

Earth Friendly Cleaning Chemical | 9 December, 2004

Hi,

Can anyone help me find an earth friendly cleaning chemical for populated printed circuit board? The end product is power supply and with mix components (through hole and SMD) We need 1 part chemical only that can clean a non water soluble flux. Please provide me web site and some information of your experience with this kind of process.

Your help will be highly appreciated.

Thank you, Arman

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#31626

Earth Friendly Cleaning Chemical | 9 December, 2004

What does your flux supplier say?

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#31637

Earth Friendly Cleaning Chemical | 9 December, 2004

Dave,

We are using 2 parts of chemical today 1 for wash and the other 1 for rinse, but this is very expensive and time consuming as we have to make preparations for two chemicals.

I believed that there are manufacturers of 1 part chemical use for this type of application. please help.

Thank you

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#31644

Earth Friendly Cleaning Chemical | 9 December, 2004

Contact Mike Konrad at Aqueous Technologies. He posts here often. So his contact information should be in the searchable archives.

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#31694

Earth Friendly Cleaning Chemical | 13 December, 2004

Check out Envirosense - their cleaning chemistries are very enviro-friendly, and extremely effective - their website is http://www.envirosense-inc.com - if you contact them, see if you can reach Mark Palmer.

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#31696

Earth Friendly Cleaning Chemical | 13 December, 2004

Thank you for the information I will check the web site today.

Arman

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#31702

Earth Friendly Cleaning Chemical | 14 December, 2004

Can you provide me with non water base chemical ( 1 part only) for cleaning non water soluble flux and earth friendly.

I would appreciate very much if you can also give me contact info.

Arman

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#31725

Earth Friendly Cleaning Chemical | 15 December, 2004

Here are three VOC free chemistry suppliers. Their chemistries will clean no-clean and RMA flux residues:

www.zestron.com

www.kyzen.com

www.envirosense-inc.com

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#31732

Earth Friendly Cleaning Chemical | 15 December, 2004

These chemistries (Zestron, Kyzen & Envirosense) mix with water and require a DI water rinse after. I do not know of any non-aqueous cleaning chemistries that are enviromentaly safe.

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#31743

Earth Friendly Cleaning Chemical | 15 December, 2004

Thank you Pete C. I will check these web site first.

Grayman

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#31768

Earth Friendly Cleaning Chemical | 16 December, 2004

Pete, I think you mean these are all companies that supply chemistries that CONTAIN VOCs. Zestron, Kyzen and Envirosense all make cleaning chemistries containing VOCs.

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#31774

Earth Friendly Cleaning Chemical | 17 December, 2004

They have some with VOC content and others without, or very very low content that it will pass NJ and CA emmissions, which are the toughest in the USA.

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#31781

Earth Friendly Cleaning Chemical | 17 December, 2004

I agree, some will and some (most) won't. Your term "VOC free" was misleading. In any case, many of us have total VOC emissions to be concerned about and we cannot afford to bring in any additional VOC products.

I even had to switch my stencil cleaner chemistry out because of "very low content."

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#31829

Earth Friendly Cleaning Chemical | 23 December, 2004

Are you aware of Austin American Technology's "Mega" process. It combines MegaSolv chemistry with the Mega II cleaning system. MegaSolv is a single non-aqueous solvent which is deionized by the Mega thru a special solvent compatible mixed bed on-board filter. The solvent is reused so, chemical consumption is very low. The Mega process cleans most non-water soluble fluxes (most RMA's & No-Cleans).

Steve Stach Austin American Technology www.aat-corp.com (+1) 512-335-6400

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#31832

Earth Friendly Cleaning Chemical | 23 December, 2004

Hi Steve,

Thank you for your info. Kindly provide us more details of this "Mega Process" How much will it cost me?

Regards Arman

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