Nihon Superior Wins Its Fifth Global Technology Award
Nihon Superior Co. Ltd announces that it has received a Global Technology Award in the category of Soldering Materials for its SN100C (551CT) Flux-Cored Solder Wire. The award was presented to the company’s President, Tetsuro Nishimura during a ceremony that took place on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany during Productronica 2011.SN100C(551CT), the latest addition to the SN100C lead-free solder series, combines the benefits of a high reliability alloy (Sn-0.7Cu-0.05Ni+Ge) with a sustained activity core flux. The 551CT core flux is formulated for use with soldering tip temperatures up to 380°C while still retaining sufficient activity to ensure good tip separation. Compared with previous formulations, icicling is reduced by 90 percent and spattering by 95 percent. The silver-free SN100C alloy has a stable microstructure that can accommodate both the long-term cyclic strain and the impact loading to which solder joints can be subjected in service.
SN100C (551CT) has been developed specifically for sequential soldering and rework. Today, 12 years after its introduction, SN100C lead-free solder is still displacing SAC305 in many applications because of its high reliability, low copper erosion, and cost effectiveness.
Premiering in 2005, the Global Technology Awards program is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry experts.