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Aqueous Technologies’ CEO to Present at the Cleaning Electronic Assemblies Workshops

Jul 22, 2011

Mike Konrad,  President  of Aqueous Technologies Corporation

Mike Konrad, President of Aqueous Technologies Corporation

Aqueous Technologies Corp., North America’s largest provider of batch defluxing systems, announces that its CEO Michael Konrad will present at the upcoming technical workshops titled “Cleaning Electronic Assemblies”, that will be held 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.

Throughout the event, Mr. Konrad will give three presentations including:

  • Conductive Crystals, White Residues, and Decreased Reliability: The Rush to Clean No-Clean - This presentation reviews the major causes of residue-related failures including dendritic growth, electrical leakage and under-coating adhesion failures.
  • To Drain or Not to Drain - This presentation discusses the potential levels of liability associated with the discharge of cleaning effluent, and the various costs and methods of zero-discharge configurations. 
  • Defluxing Equipment Best Practices and Roadmap/How Clean Is Clean - This presentation includes a review of various defluxing methods including immersion, ultrasonic and spray-in-air. Ergonomic, process control, cleanliness verification, chemical compatibility and throughput considerations also will be compared and discussed. 

Michael Konrad is an SMT Advisory Board member and President of Aqueous Technologies. Konrad was a member of IPC’s Stencil Cleaning Task Group, contributing to the IPC-7526 Stencil and Misprinted Board Cleaning Handbook, and is a current member of IPC’s 5-31 Committee for the upcoming IPC Cleaning Handbook.

For more information or to register for the workshops, visit http://events.r20.constant contact.com/register/event?llr=afhm8xcab&oeidk=a07e4dqgte89008e5b6 for the Richardson workshop or http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event ?llr=afhm8xcab&oeidk=a07e4dqv9bsa362b131 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.

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