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Mike Konrad to Present “Cleaning in a World of No-Clean” at the SMTA Intermountain Vendor Day in Idaho

Mar 27, 2012

CEO Michael Konrad

CEO Michael Konrad

Aqueous Technologies Corp., North America’s largest provider of batch defluxing systems and cleanliness testing equipment, announces that CEO Michael Konrad will present at the upcoming SMTA Intermountain Vendor Day and Tech Conference. Mr. Konrad will present “Cleaning in a World of No-Clean” on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Boise State University in the Simplot Ballroom.

While many defluxing technologies exist, spray-in-air based technologies remain the most popular. Within the spray-in-air defluxing equipment marketplace are batch and inline defluxing systems. The shift of high production lines from the United States to regions abroad has caused batch format defluxing systems to become the dominant defluxing configuration.

Mr. Konrad will discuss the best-practice design criteria of batch and in-line format defluxing systems. This paper reviews various designs and their suitability to specific modern cleaning challenges including lead-free, high-density component population, under component impingement and shadowing.

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 about Aqueous Technologies, visit www.aqueoustech.com.


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. Visit the company on the Web at www.aqueoustech.com.

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