In his presentation Mr Sweatman will review the reasons for the increasing popularity of HASL as a lead-free PCB finish and outline current best practice for the operation of the process. He will provide a timely reminder of the characteristics of the HASL finish that made it the most popular choice during the era of tin-lead soldering and document the additional benefits that the lead-free version can provide in terms of more uniform coating thickness and better retention of solderability during storage and thermal profiles.
Nihon Superior also will also exhibit at APEX 2009 in booth 2564, where representatives will be available to discuss the company's newly expanded range of products based on their unique tin-copper-nickel-germanium lead-free solder, SN100C�, and to offer solutions to practical problems encountered in the assembly of electronic circuitry.
About Nihon Superior Co. Ltd.
Nihon Superior was founded in 1966 when it began marketing unique flux products imported from the US. The company made its mark on society by gathering the most advanced soldering and brazing technologies and products from around the world, and supplying them to companies in the metal-joining industry. A turning point for the company came when it started developing its own soldering materials and with the success of its unique SN100C lead-free solder alloy Nihon Superior has become a major player in the global market. To support the growing demand for its products Nihon Superior has established manufacturing and sales centers in Japan, China and other Asian countries and formed business partnerships with companies in other markets.