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Kyzen VP Tom Forsythe to Discuss Cleaning Technology Innovations at the Cleaning and Reliability Workshop in Huntsville, AL

Aug 15, 2012

Vice President Tom Forsythe

Vice President Tom Forsythe

 Kyzen, a world leading provider of environmentally responsible precision cleaning products for high-technology and general industrial manufacturing operations, announces that Vice President Tom Forsythe will present “Cleaning Technology Innovations Needed to Clean Highly Dense Assemblies” at the upcoming Cleaning and Reliability Workshop, scheduled to take place Thursday, September 13, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Huntsville-Research Park in Huntsville, AL.

As highly dense circuit assemblies continue to advance at a rapid pace, the removal of process residues is ever more necessary. Cleaning agents must be designed to remove strong covalent (hydrophobic) and weak ion (hydrophilic) bonds. Cleaning machines must be designed to move the cleaning agent to the source of the residue and either extract or create a flow channel to remove residues under component gaps. Recent solvent and aqueous cleaning agent and cleaning equipment innovations have been developed to bridge this gap. To achieve the process objective, cleaning agent and cleaning equipment suppliers collaborate with assemblers to develop improved cleaning processes.

Tom has personally been involved in cleaning technology for more than 20 years. Since joining Kyzen in 1992, Tom has helped in taking Kyzen from a start up to the industry leading, multi-national organization focused cleaning material technology that it is today. Tom is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and also has an MBA from Boston University. He is a frequent author and sought after presenter on the topic of high-technology cleaning at industry forums across the globe. An active IPC and SMTA member, Tom currently is serving as a Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors for the global SMTA organization. Kyzen is a corporate member of both SMTA & IPC, and Tom has participated in more than 100 industry trade fairs throughout the world.

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. For more information, visit


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