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Aqueous Technologies and Kyzen Present a Free Technical Workshop in Chicago

Jul 13, 2011

Aqueous Technologies Corp., North America’s largest provider of batch defluxing systems, and Kyzen, a world leading provider of environmentally responsible precision cleaning products for electronics and high-technology manufacturing operations, will hold a free technical workshop titled “Cleaning Electronic Assemblies” on Thursday July 21, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Rolling Meadows, IL.

Once commonplace, the cleaning of post-reflow circuit assemblies became increasingly eliminated due to the popularity of no-clean fluxes in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Today, component and assembly miniaturization, more aggressive reflow profiles, and increased reliability expectations have combined to reduce the volume of allowable contamination acceptable on an electronics assembly.

The removal of flux and other process residues is among the fastest growing yet least understood processes in the electronics assembly industry today. The one-day “Cleaning Electronic Assemblies” technical workshop will answer many common questions about cleaning including: 

  • Why are we cleaning “no-clean”? 
  • How clean is clean?
  • How much does it cost to clean an assembly?
  • What chemicals are required?
  • What types of equipment are available?
  • What are the contamination failure mechanisms?
  • How does lead-free effect cleaning?
  • Is cleaning environmentally safe?
  • Can I discharge effluent?

Featured speakers include Aqueous Technologies’ President Michael Konrad, Kyzen’s CTO Dr. Mike Bixenman, and SMT “Guru” Phil Zarrow.

These and many more questions will be answered, followed by a free lunch. Seating is limited, so register today.


Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Aqueous Technologies Corporation is North America’s leading manufacturer of aqueous cleaning systems. Aqueous Technologies manufactures batch-format aqueous cleaning/defluxing systems. Aqueous Technologies also manufactures both ultrasonic stencil cleaning systems, PCB and stencil cleaning chemistries and the Zero-Ion ionic contamination (cleanliness) tester. Aqueous Technologies’ products have won more than 40 industry awards.

Kyzen is a leading supplier of precision cleaning chemistries to the worldwide electronics, metal finishing, medical, semiconductor, and optical industries. Founded in 1990, Kyzen offers superior cleaning chemistries, technical support, application and analytical services throughout the world.

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