Electronic and General Purpose Cleaning

Wash away the worry of contaminants

An Electrolube brand cleaning product next to a conical flask filled with liquid
  • Flux Removal
  • Metal Degreasing
  • Flammable & Non-flammable
  • Bulk & Aerosol
  • Water & Solvent Based

Cleaning is an essential process within electronics manufacture and has been used for many years to remove potentially harmful contaminants during PCB manufacture.

Such contaminants include flux, solder and adhesive residues, and other more general contaminants such as dust and debris present from other manufacturing processes.

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The purpose of cleaning, specifically within the rapidly expanding electronics industry, is to essentially improve product lifetime by ensuring good surface resistance and by preventing current leakage leading to PCB failure. This developing market sees modern and future electronics becoming smaller and smaller and the requirement for high performance and reliability is stronger than ever. In order to achieve good insulation resistance and ensure adequate adhesion of conformal coatings and encapsulation resins, the cleanliness of the electronic assemblies is essential.

There are many stages where cleaning is required; prior to stencilling and soldering in order to remove contaminants from the many previous production stages, after stencilling to remove excess solder paste/adhesive and after soldering to remove corrosive flux residues and any solder balls.

In industry today, many manufacturers are turning to ‘no clean’ processes, implying that cleaning is not required after soldering. In the ‘no clean’ process the solids content of the flux is lower than traditional types, however they still contain rosin and activator. Such residues, along with any other unwanted elements collected due to the missing cleaning stage, could cause issues with adhesion and possibly affect the performance of the protecting media applied, ie. Encapsulation Resins or Conformal Coating. It can therefore be stated that even with advances in new technologies, such as ‘no clean’ fluxes, cleaning is still an essential multi-stage process within the electronics industry.

Finally, there are also cleaning stages required for the removal of coatings and adhesives when re-work is necessary, for the cleaning of individual components and for maintenance of the production line.

Cleaning

Non-flammable

SSS - Screen & Stencil Solvent

SSS
Screen & Stencil Solvent

500ml Trigger - 5 Litre - 25 Litre

Product code: SSS500ML - SSS05L - SSS25L


Electrolube's Screen & Stencil Solvent is an extremely effective cleaner which is classified as non-flammable. It exhibits excellent solder paste and adhesive removal. SSS is water rinse-able and suitable for use in automated stencil cleaning equipment. SSS is available in bulk for use in automated systems and a 500ml trigger spray bottle for hand applications.


Key Properties:
  • Non-flammable solvent for cleaning of screens and stencils
  • Excellent solder paste and adhesive removal
  • Non-foaming and biodegradable
  • Use with ECW025

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