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Aqueous Technologies to Co-Host One-Day Technical Workshop for Successful PCB Cleaning

May 10, 2011

Aqueous Technologies Corp., North America's largest provider of batch defluxing systems, announces that it is co-hosting a one-day technical workshop with Zestron and Henkel. The event, "Why Clean Electronic Assemblies?," will take place on June 14 and June 16, 2011.

This workshop will introduce the most important elements needed for a successful PCB cleaning process and will discuss cleaning agent technologies and equipment available in the industry. Additionally, the event will review different process control tools and methodologies as well as various types of flux residues and the challenges they pose. Hands-on demonstrations will complete the one-day seminar. The same workshop will be held on two dates in two California cities:

  • Tuesday, June 14 at Henkel Electronic Materials, 14000 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92606

  • Thursday, June 16 at Brookside Inn, 400 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035

This workshop will discuss the key elements for a successful PCB process including the following:

"Conductive Crystals, Electrical Leakage and White Residue... The Rush to Clean No-Clean"

Presented by Aqueous Technologies

  • Cleaning Prior to the Montreal Protocol 

  • Ongoing Trend of Miniaturization

  • Cleaning No-Clean Fluxes

"Why Clean PCBs?"

Presented by Zestron

  • Impurities and Related Failure Mechanisms 

  • Cleaning Agent Technologies

  • Process Control Methods

"Modern Solder Paste Residues and Adhesive Interactions"

Presented by Henkel

  • Underfill and the Possible Failures

  • Circuit Board Protection

  • Chemical Compatibility

"Environmental Compliance with Regulations in the CA Market"

Presented by Zestron

  • SCAQMD and AQMD Compliant Cleaning Agents

  • Vapor Recovery Devices

  • Dealing with Effluent

"Defluxing Equipment Best Practices and Roadmap"

Presented by Aqueous Technologies

  • In-Depth Look at Various Defluxing Methods

  • Batch and Inline Comparisons

  • Other Cleaning-related Configurations

  • How Clean Is Clean

"Analytical Test Techniques and Process Control"

Presented by Zestron

  • Hands-on Demonstration

The workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and includes a complimentary lunch. The event is free; however, seating is limited. For more information, contact Aqueous Technologies at 909-291-1123 or e-mail workshop@aqueoustech.com.

To register for the June 14 workshop, visit http://www.regonline.com/June-14.

To register for the June 16 workshop, visit http://www.regonline.com/June-16.


Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Aqueous Technologies Corporation (http://www.aqueoustech.com) is North America's leading manufacturer of aqueous cleaning systems. Aqueous Technologies manufactures both batch-format and inline aqueous cleaning/defluxing systems. Aqueous Technologies also manufactures both ultrasonic and spray-in-air stencil cleaning systems, PCB and stencil cleaning chemistries and the Zero-Ion ionic contamination (cleanliness) tester. Aqueous Technologies’ products have won more than 30 industry awards.

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