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DKL Metals Offers Free Sampling Kits with Routine Bath Analysis

Jan 05, 2015

DKL Metals Ltd., the largest solder manufacturer in the UK, now offers customers a free sampling kit with its free routine bath analysis service. The company has always offered its customers a free routine bath analysis service (subject to conditions) and has added the sampling kit to complement its analysis service.

DKL Metals’ bath analysis service is particularly important with lead-free alloys as the monitoring of copper and lead levels is critical to a smooth running controlled process.  Routine samples must be prepared using the DKL Metals sampling kit in order to benefit from continued free analysis. Additional sampling kits are also available for purchase for non-customers.

DKL Metals is the licensed manufacturer in the UK and Ireland for Nihon Superior Co. Ltd.’s SN100C (BS EN ISO 9453 2014: Alloy 403) unique stabilized tin-copper-nickel + germanium eutectic, lead-free alloy system and with it access to its global technical network. SN100C has been utilised in the commercial production of printed circuit boards for more than 14 years and SN100CL, in hot air leveling, for more than nine years throughout the world. SN100C is recognized as being amongst the most successful and technically proven lead-free solders in use globally today and is now included in the ISO Standard for Soft Solders. For more information about DKL Metals, visit www.dklmetals.co.uk.


Established in 1986 as an independent manufacturer of tin/lead alloys, DKL Metals Ltd. has grown to become one of the UK’s leading suppliers of high purity solders and alloys — manufactured in accordance with national and international standards or customer proprietary specifications. It is DKL Metals’ policy to pursue the highest standards of quality and consistency to satisfy the varied and exacting demands of the modern manufacturing industry. In recognition of pending EU legislation to remove lead and other harmful materials under RoHS, DKL Metals formed a number of strategic alliances with like-minded independent companies and, in 2002, signed a manufacturing license with Nihon Superior Co. Ltd. of Japan to produce its SN100 range of lead-free solders. At this time they also formally linked up with Balver Zinn of Germany and a year later with FCTA, USA offering customers a global supply network of lead-free solutions.

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