With immediate effect, Kirby & Demarest will be responsible for sales of the full line of award-winning solder paste, solder wires, solder bars and flux products, together with their complete line of cleaning products.
Kirby & Demarest has been a leading supplier for the electronics market for over 30 years, during which time they have gained the reputation as a premier company in the region. The Balver Zinn group Managing Director, Josef Jost, explains their decision: Kirby & Demarest has been in business for as long as Balver Zinn and has built a reputation which mirrors our own in terms of superior products and customer support. We have a strong customer base in North America and were looking for a representative who could help us to reach an even wider audience, who can now take advantage of the process and performance benefits our products offer. We are very excited to have Kirby & Demarest join our team in helping to bring our world class products and service to our Northwest customers and partners.�
The latest product in the Balver Zinn Group portfolio is the XF3 solder paste, developed to accommodate extended reflow profiles, with or without the use of nitrogen. XF3 demonstrates superior wetting performance on all common metal surfaces and exhibits a robust printing window for printing at 10 � 200 mm per second. XF3 is classified as an IPC-J-STD 004 REL0 solder paste; with safe residues that keeps the reflow oven clean. Further products are being launched throughout 2009.