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Aqueous Technologies and Kyzen to Present Free Technical Workshops in Texas

Jul 20, 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” at two separate locations in Texas. The first workshop is scheduled to take place Tuesday, August 2, 2011 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Richardson, TX and the second will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2011 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel in Houston, TX.

Featured speakers include Aqueous Technologies’ President Michael Konrad, Kyzen’s CTO Dr. Mike Bixenman and Forsite Inc.’s Eric Camden.

Once commonplace, the cleaning of post-reflow circuit assemblies has become 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 affect cleaning?
  • Is cleaning environmentally safe?
  • Can I discharge effluent?

These and many more questions will be answered, followed by a free lunch. Seating is limited, so register today for the Richardson workshop at http://events.r20.constant or http://ev for the Houston workshop.


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 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. Kyzen has won numerous industry awards for their exceptional products and all products are RoHS compliant.

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