1) Increased Use of Highly Active Fluxes
Flux is a highly acidic substance that is used in the manufacture of PCBs to remove oxides from contact surfaces and chemically prepare them for soldering. An ideal flux helps create strong solder joints while leaving a minimal amount of residue to be cleaned post soldering. Traditionally rosin based fluxes were used, but more and more companies have switched to highly active (ORH1), water based, no clean fluxes. These new fluxes are able to more easily dissolve oxides due to their stronger acidic characteristics plus they don’t require a cleaning process which helps reduce manufacturing costs. Continue reading
Polyonics has recently released XF-608 – a new cost effective, high temperature barcode tracking tag ideal for metal processors.
With double-sided thermal transfer printing, ultra-high tear resistance and minimal curl, the Polyonics XF-608 is very durable. Our new tag can withstand temperatures to 200°C with short exposures up to 300°C. Easy to hole-punch, attach our XF-608 tags to product bundles with metal wires or straps.
View entire press release the Polyonics XF-608 HERE
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can occur when static charge is released, in the form of electrical current, into a sensitive (ESDS) device. If the charge exceeds the specified threshold of the device, it can cause immediate or latent damage. ESD can also generate electromagnetic interference (EMI) that can cause logic resets and corrupt data communications. Even with the implementation of antistatic bracelets, booties, ionizers, etc. the ESD problem continues to grow. Careful attention is now being given to the role of induced charges from process-required insulators in ESD Control Plans. Continue reading
Polyonics ESD labels and masking tapes provide both static dissipative and low charging performances that comply with the ANSI/ESD S20.20 requirements for process required insulators. With surface resistances of greater than 10^4 and less than 10^11 Ohms and accumulated charges of 125V they have proven to be effective tools in reducing electrostatic discharge in S20.20 control plans. Continue reading