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AIM’s Karl Seelig to Present VOC-Free Flux Study at PCB West

Sep 18, 2012

 Karl Seelig, Vice President of Technology,

 AIM, a leading global manufacturer of solder assembly materials for electronics assembly, PC fabrication, component manufacturing and other industries, announces that Karl Seelig, Vice President of Technology, will present a paper titled “VOC-free Flux Study: Not All Weak Organic Acids Are the Same” at the upcoming PCB West Conference & Exhibition, scheduled to take place September 25-27, 2012 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 9-10 a.m.

The presentation will explain several factors relating to the use of a VOC-free flux in the wave soldering process. These factors include the effect of varying types of acids and the impact on Ion Chromatography (IC) and SIR test results, weak organic acids (WOA) solubility and its impact on the environment, and electrical integrity of components. In an effort to maintain low VOC emissions within our environment, activists and lawmakers have encouraged and/or mandated that electronics manufacturers change from alcohol-based volatile organic compound (VOC)-containing fluxes to water-based VOC-free flux alternatives. These VOC-free fluxes have advanced into market shares throughout North America as well as in Asia and Europe.

In his more than 30 years of industry experience, Karl has written and presented numerous technical papers on topics including lead-free electronics assembly, no-clean flux technology, assembly and process optimization, inspection, and metallurgical studies. Mr. Seelig serves as the Chairman of the IPC Solder Products Value Council and has been involved in the development of material specifications under IPC. He also has received numerous patents in soldering technology, including four lead-free solder alloys.

For more information about AIM, visit www.aimsolder.com.


Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, AIM is a leading global manufacturer of assembly materials for the electronics industry.  The company produces solder paste, liquid flux, cored wire, bar solder, adhesives, preforms, and specialty alloys such as indium and gold for electronics assembly, PC fabrication, component manufacturing and other industries. For more information, visit AIM on the Web at www.aimsolder.com, or e-mail info@aimsolder.com.

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