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ZESTRON Corporation

Manufacturer of high precision cleaning products and services for all required applications in the electronics manufacturing industry.

Cleaning, Test Services

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MPC® Technology's cleaning properties allow a wide application range and power the complete removal of all contaminants from electronic substrate surfaces.

ZESTRON is the global market and technology leader for cleaning products and services for high precision cleaning applications. With the expertise gained through more than 25 years experience in precision cleaning, we develop customized solutions for your specific cleaning applications.

ZESTRON's unique MPC Technology (HMIS rating 0-0-0) gives water-based cleaning agents the performance of solvent-based cleaners. ZESTRON's state-of-the-art Application Technology Centers enable us to tailor our products specifically to your process requirements and provide the technical know-how for timely product quality assessments.

You can test all ZESTRON products free of charge at our three Technical Centers in Europe, America or Asia.

The Technical Centers with more than 35 cleaning machines from leading system manufacturers, offer you the opportunity to carry out free product trials in all types of systems.

Three main cleaning product groups currently are available:

Product name

Characteristics

Cleaning technology

Vigon - PCB cleaning chemistries

waterbased, surfactant-free

MPC® Technology

Zestron cleaning chemistries

water-free, solvent-based

Modern Solvents

Atron cleaning chemistries

surfactant-based

FAST® Technology

ZESTRON Services and Analytical Accessories

At ZESTRON's Analytical Center, you have the opportunity to evaluate the substrate surface cleanliness according to latest industry standards including IPC, MIL or J-STD employing a variety of test techniques.

Moreover, you'll also be provided with a comprehensive technical report providing detailed analyses of tests performed.  Wash bath quality can also be analyzed confirming specified concentration and effectiveness.

In addition, ZESTRON also provides tools/accessories that could be used to measure actual concentration of cleaning agents independent of dissolved contamination.  These tools includes manual methods using Bath Analyzers and automatic methods using the ZESTRON® EYE.

ZESTRON Corporation Postings
11 products »
PCB Cleaning Agents

Novel, innovative aqueous, semi-aqueous as well as solvent-based cleaning agents for printed circuit board defluxing processes are able to effectively remove all types of flux residues, ranging from RMA and OA to newly develope...

Cleaning

PCB Cleaning Agents
Stencil Cleaning Solutions

Stencil / Screen / Misprint Cleaning Solder pastes, SMT adhesives as well as thick film pastes, which are most commonly used during the assembly process, are typically applied via screens and stencils. Residues that are left behind...

Cleaning

Stencil Cleaning Solutions
Maintenance Cleaning Solutions

As part of a maintenance cleaning program, the most prevalent types of contamination, such as burnt-in fluxes and condensed gas emissions from the soldering process, must be removed to ensure a reliable and fai...

Cleaning

Maintenance Cleaning Solutions
ATRON® AC 207 Defluxing Agent

ATRON® AC 207 is a FAST® Technology-based cleaning agent specifically designed to operate at low concentration levels. The product was developed to improve the cleaning performance and bath life of traditional surfactan...

Cleaning

ATRON® AC 207 Defluxing Agent
VIGON® N 600 – PH-Neutral Defluxing Agent

Water-based, pH-neutral defluxing agent Based on the MPC® Technology, ZESTRON’s latest pH-neutral cleaning agent has been specifically developed for use at low operating concentrations in spray-in-air inline and batch cle...

Cleaning

VIGON® N 600 – PH-Neutral Defluxing Agent
HYDRON® WS 325 - Cleaning and Defluxing Agent

HYDRON® WS 325 is a FAST® Technology based cleaning agent specifically designed to remove water-soluble (OA) flux residues from electronic assemblies.  Applied at low concentrations, the cleaning agent has been specifica...

Cleaning

HYDRON® WS 325 - Cleaning and Defluxing Agent
VIGON® RC 101 - Cleaning Agent

Water-based Cleaning Medium for Reflow and Wave Solder Equipment. Based on the MPC® Technology, VIGON® RC 101 was specifically developed to remove all types of baked-on flux residues from reflow and wave solder equipment. I...

Cleaning

VIGON® RC 101 - Cleaning Agent
VIGON® A 250 - Water Based PCB Defluxing Agent

PCB Cleaning Medium with a Mild Formulation Especially for Sensitive Metal Alloys VIGON A 250 is a water-based MPC® cleaning agent designed to remove flux residues and solder pastes from electronic assemblies. Due to its mild f...

Cleaning

VIGON® A 250 - Water Based PCB Defluxing Agent
VIGON® US - Flux Removal Agent for PCB's

VIGON US is a water-based medium specifically developed for the use in ultrasonic, spray-under-immersion and centrifugal cleaning equipment. Based on MPC Technology, VIGON US removes all types of flux residues from electronic assemblies, cerami...

Cleaning

VIGON® US - Flux Removal Agent for PCB's
ZESTRON® EYE Automated Concentration Measurement System

The World’s First Automated Concentration Measurement System For Electronics Cleaning Processes The ZESTRON® EYE consists of a sensor and a controller that can be fully integrated with commonly used cleaning machine types...

Cleaning

ZESTRON® EYE Automated Concentration Measurement System
HYDRON® WS 400 - Aqueous-based Cleaning Medium for Defluxing

HYDRON® WS 400, based on the FAST® Technology, is an aqueous based cleaning agent specifically designed to remove water-soluble (OA) flux residues from electronic assemblies and is compatible with sensitive metals. Applied at low concentra...

Cleaning

HYDRON® WS 400 - Aqueous-based Cleaning Medium for Defluxing
4 upcoming events »
DI-water and Low Standoff Cleaning Challenges Webinar

Type:

Online Webinar

Date:

Jul 16, 2015 - 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Cleaning Process Efficiency: Static (SCR) and Dynamic (DCR) Cleaning Rates Webinar

Type:

Online Webinar

Date:

Aug 20, 2015 - 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Surface Analytics Webinar

Type:

Online Webinar

Date:

Sep 17, 2015 - 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

pH Neutral vs Alkaline Cleaning Agents Webinar

Type:

Online Webinar

Date:

Oct 22, 2015 - 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

5 technical articles »
Back to Basics – Why Clean?

Jun 28, 2011 | ZESTRON

ZESTRON America’s spring edition of ZESTRON News goes back to basics providing the latest information on the topics of cleaning in the electronics manufacturing industry....

Why Switch From Pure DI-Water to Chemistry

Dec 22, 2009 | Dr. Harald Wack, Umut Tosun, M.S.Chem.Eng., Dr. Joachim Becht, Dr. Helmut Schweigart

While most cleaning applications in the North American market rely on cleaning with DI-water only, for removing OA fluxes in first place, recent market studies show that water has reached its limitations in cleaning performance while favoring usage of aqueous processes. The term aqueous implies the use of aqueous-based chemistries with active ingredients and are usually diluted with DI-water. The nature of these active ingredients in the aqueous chemistries varies between manufacturer and his R&D knowledge. ...

Fluid Flow Mechanics Key To Low Standoff Cleaning

Sep 18, 2009 | Harald Wack, Ph.D., Umut Tosun, Naveen Ravindran, Sylvain Chamousset, Joachim Becht, Ph.D.; ZESTRON, Steve Stach, Austin American Technology Corp.

In recent years, various studies have been issued on cleaning under low standoff components; most however, with incomplete information. It is essential to revisit and describe the latest challenges in the market, identifying obvious gaps in available information. Such information is crucial for potential and existing users to fully address the cleanliness levels under their respective components. With the emergence of lead-free soldering and even smaller components, new challenges have arisen including cleaning in gaps of less than 1-mil....

Thermal Residue Fingerprinting: A Revolutionary Approach to Develop a Selective Cleaning Solution

Jul 01, 2009 | Steve Stach, Austin American Technology Harald Wack, Ph.D., Umut Tosun, Naveen Ravindran, ZESTRON America, John M. Radman, Daniel D. Phillips, Trace Laboratories East

During the last 5 years, the processes to remove flux residues especially for lead-free and challenging geometries have demonstrated new cleaning obstacles which have to be overcome.i A new methodology has been recently developed to further increase the propensity for successful cleaning.ii At the core of this method is the thermal identification of the residue matrix. Thermal energy changes the physical state, i.e. transitions between liquid, solid and gas phases. By taking advantage of such specific information during phase transitions, the cleaning process can be tailored to such settings, which in turn increases the cleaning success significantly....

Cleaning High-power Electronics

Jan 06, 2009 | Steve Stach, Austin America; Harald Wack, Ph.D., Naveen Ravindran, Zestron America; Joachim Becht, Zestron Europe

To prevent malfunctions in high-power electronics, flux residues must be removed from flip chip components prior to subsequent processes. As a result, integrating a suitable cleaning application into the manufacturing process of flip chip components is often required. Solvent based applications have re-emerged, and with that, an overall process solution is necessary....

227 news releases »
Free Webinar “DI-water and Low Standoff Cleaning Challenges” Presented by ZESTRON Academy

Jul 01, 2015 | ZESTRON is pleased to announce the 5th installment of ZESTRON Academy’s 2015 webinar series, “DI-water and Low Standoff Cleaning Challenges.” This event will be held on Thursday, July 16th, at 1:30 PM EDT. Registration is required to attend.

ZESTRON to Showcase Latest pH Neutral Products, VIGON® PE 180 and HYDRON® SE 220, at SMTA Upper Midwest Expo

Jun 23, 2015 | ZESTRON will be exhibiting the latest in pH neutral cleaning solutions at the SMTA Upper Midwest Expo and Tech Forum.

Kalyan Nukala, ZESTRON, to Present “Improvements in Yield and Reliability for SMT Processes” at Assembly, Cleaning, Coating, and Reliability Workshop in Schaumburg, IL

Jun 09, 2015 | ZESTRON is pleased to announce that Kalyan Nukala, M.S.Ch.E., Application Engineer, ZESTRON Americas, will present “Improvements in Yield and Reliability for SMT Processes via Cleaning” at the Assembly, Cleaning, Coating, and Reliability Workshop in Schaumburg, IL on June 23rd.

ZESTRON to Host the SMTA Capital Chapter Tutorial Program on June 9th, 2015

Jun 08, 2015 | ZESTRON is pleased to announce the SMTA Capital Chapter Tutorial “Enabling Implementation of Advanced Technologies” on June 9th will be held at ZESTRON Americas located at 11285 Assett Loop, Manassas, VA, 20109.

Production Expansion for ZESTRON South Asia

Jun 02, 2015 | ZESTRON is pleased to announce ZESTRON South Asia has successfully begun its production of cleaning solutions on March 31st.

Advanced Webinar “Concentration Monitoring and Control Techniques” Presented by ZESTRON Academy

Jun 02, 2015 | ZESTRON is pleased to announce the fourth installment of ZESTRON Academy’s 2015 webinar series, “Concentration Monitoring and Control Techniques“, will be held on June 18th, at 1:30 PM EDT.

ZESTRON to Feature pH Neutral Process Solutions at SMTA Huntsville Expo and Tech Forum

May 27, 2015 | ZESTRON will be exhibiting the latest in pH neutral cleaning solutions at the SMTA Huntsville Expo and Tech Forum.

ZESTRON Academy to Host Collaborative Workshop “Assembly, Cleaning, Coating, and Reliability” in Illinois

May 21, 2015 | ZESTRON will host a free “Assembly, Cleaning, Coating, and Reliability” workshop together with Alpha, Stentech and HumiSeal. This collaborative one day workshop will be held in Schaumburg, IL, on June 23rd.

ZESTRON’s VIGON® EFM the AK-225 Alternative for Manual PCB Defluxing

May 18, 2015 | ZESTRON has the AK-225 alternative for manual PCB defluxing - VIGON® EFM.

pH Neutral Cleaning Solutions to be Showcased at SMTA Michigan and Oregon Expo and Tech Forum by ZESTRON

May 04, 2015 | ZESTRON will be exhibiting the latest in pH neutral cleaning solutions at the SMTA Michigan and SMTA Oregon Expo and Tech Forum.

217 more news from ZESTRON Corporation »

Contact information

ZESTRON Corporation

11285 Assett Loop
Manassas, Virginia, 20109
United States

  • Phone (703) 393-9880
  • Fax (703) 393-8618

Visit ZESTRON Corporation website

Europe

ZESTRON Europe

Bunsenstrasse 6
Ingolstadt, 85053, Germany

  • Phone +49-841- 635 90
  • Fax +49-841-635 40

East China

ZESTRON East China

1/F, Building 9,
Zun Xuan Industrial Park, Lane 1199, Ji Di Road, Minhang District,
Shanghai, 201107, China

  • Phone +86-21-5296-8185
  • Fax +86-21-5296 8186

South China

ZESTRON South China

1A/ Building B6, No. 3009 Guan Guang Rd.
Shenzhen, 518107, China

  • Phone +86-755-2342 0692
  • Fax +86-755-2342 0695

South Asia

ZESTRON South Asia

No. 22, Jalan Persiaran 1
Taman Kulim Avenue
Kulim, Kedah, 09000, Malaysia

  • Phone +6 04 403 5100
  • Fax +6 04 403 5101
DI-water and Low Standoff Cleaning Challenges

SMT Screen Printer with 3D solder paste inspection