Component Management

MicroCare presents its green vapour degreasing cleaners

10th September 2020
Alex Lynn

MicroCare, will be presenting its range of ‘greener’ cleaning products at the online virtual SMTA International event from September 28th to 30th 2020. At this online event, the team will introduce visitors to innovative vapour degreasing chemistries which help improve the manufacturing process of electronic devices.

A highlight will be the company’s innovative Tergo family of cleaning products which boasts impressive ‘green’ credentials.

“When it comes to selecting cleaning solutions for vapour degreasing, we are seeing a change to the approach in which the electronics industry is choosing their cleaning processes,” said Rob Lee, MicroCare Senior Market and Technical Manager.

“A very important consideration is its sustainability. Cleaning processes must minimise any negative environmental impact, while also conserving resources like energy and water. At the same time, it has to clean effectively. This is particularly important as electronic components become smaller and more intricate.

“Another significant factor is ensuring the safety of the workers. The Tergo product range upholds regulatory compliances with excellent toxicity profiles, making them safer for the environment and people. During SMTAi we will feature vapour degreasing and the Tergo product range including Tergo High Performance Flux Remover which is having a very positive effect on long-term sustainable cleaning for companies around the world.”

Tergo High Performance Flux Remover is a non-flammable fluid engineered for cleaning PCBs in vapour degreasers. It features a non-volatile additive specifically developed to clean challenging high-temperature solder pastes and flux residue, stubborn white residue and water-soluble (OA) fluxes.

Tergo High Performance Flux Remover is a drop-in replacement for many older legacy chemistries that are being phased-out under environmental, health, safety or economic pressures. It also makes it an excellent replacement for power-hungry aqueous cleaning machines, therefore helping to conserve natural resources.

MicroCare will also present Tergo Chlorine-Free Cleaning Fluid, a highly advanced non-flammable cleaner, which contains no harmful chlorine-containing elements. This ensures it is within strict global regulatory and environmental boundaries. It is an effective degreaser offering comprehensive and reliable cleaning of the most challenging contamination including complex shapes and delicate substrates.

In addition, since the vapour degreasing process is automated, it provides an effective way to batch clean circuit boards with just one operator. It easily meets local and global health agency COVID-19 social distancing recommendations without manufacturers needing to stagger production schedules or run extra shifts.

“When used together with highly advanced cleaning fluids like Tergo High Performance Flux Remover and Tergo Chlorine-Free Cleaning Fluid, vapour degreasing is a very effective and safe method to clean PCBs,” concluded Lee.

MicroCare will be presenting their impressive range of ‘greener’ cleaning products at the virtual SMTA International online September 28th to 30th. The MicroCare team will be available via live chat to provide advice and information on any cleaning requirements and suitable products from the extensive MicroCare portfolio.

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