Among the products being demonstrated is Balver Zinn�s SN100C� solder range. Developed specifically for the lead-free process of mass soldering, SN100C� operates under process conditions similar to those of conventional lead containing alloys. With SN100C� it is possible to achieve high productivity whilst still producing reliable joints cost-effectively. SN100C� is outperforming competitive products in Europe, with increasing numbers of leading manufacturers incorporating it into their process and Balver Zinn is soon to announce the availability of this product as a paste for SMT. Balver Zinn has held the license for Nihon Superior�s SN100C� range of solder in Europe for five years and this year received Nihon Superior�s highest accolade �Gold Award� in recognition of outstanding sales performance of this product.
Productronica 2007 will be the first global platform for Balver Zinn to demonstrate the added strength of the company�s product family following the merger with The Cobar Group BV. Cobar became part of Balver Zinn in September and Cobar, in conjunction with the Balver Zinn team, will lead the company�s future development of advanced assembly materials. "Our merger with Cobar strengthens our product range by adding world-class solder paste, solder fluxes and other products,� explains Mr. Josef Jost, Managing Director of Balver Zinn. �Eli Westerlaken and I welcome visitors to our stand at Productronica and look forward to meeting Balver Zinn and Cobar customers old and new.�