Because of society's growing dependence on electronics, ensuring their reliability is a key consideration. Effective, thorough cleaning of PCB's and components during initial assembly and in rework/repair operations is critical to ensure long-term device reliability. Oils, fluxes and other residues can impede connectivity, obstruct adhesion of coatings, tapes and adhesives and ultimately lead to device failure.
3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluid are effective at cleaning a wide range of PCB soils, ranging from fingerprints and particulates to heavy solder flux, and offer excellent compatibility with most metals, plastics and elastomers commonly used electronics manufacturing.
PCB Cleaner - Your Key Considerations
Is Your PCB Cleaner Targeted For Phase Out?
Fast paced regulatory changes surrounding the use of PCB cleaners make selecting the right one confusing. 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids balance proven performance with an outstanding environmental and safety profile and are ideal candidates to replace other PCB cleaners targeted for phase-out, including trichloroethylene, Methylene chloride and n-Propylbromide (nPb).
Is Your PCB Cleaner Cost Effective?
Novec ultrasonic cleaning fluid can offer cost savings in a number of areas, including lower energy costs, fewer regulatory recordkeeping requirements and because they typically do not require costly abatement systems. But the greatest cost savings are the result of reduced emissive and drag-out losses.
Is Your PCB Cleaner Safe?
Whilst other circuit board cleaner fluids carry a number of carcinogenic risks as well as being classed as CMR's (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or Reproductive Toxin) by the Solvent Emissions Directive .and can also be highly flammable, Novec Cleaning fluids are not classed as CMR's, carry no risk phrases and are non flammable.
Want to Learn More About Ultrasonic Cleaners?
Are you confused by the legislation & restrictions surrounding Trichloroethylene or Methylene Chloride or HFC Solvents used in your ultrasonic cleaning? Are you concerned by the quantity of nPB you are consuming? Or are the huge volumes of water being consumed in your aqueous cleaning becoming a hidden cost? Take a look at our comparison overview.
Are you conducting ultrasonic cleaning for the first time? Want to understand how legislation around Trichloroethylene impacts on your equipment? Are you replacing your existing solvent with Novec but don't know if it can be used with your equipment? Let us help to guide you through.
Want to know more about the ultrasonic cleaning process? Let our video demonstrations guide you through a start to finish process and see the advantages of vapour degreasing cleaning systems over aqueous cleaning.
Traditional ultrasonic cleaning solvents such as Trichloroethylene and nPB carry a number of carcinogenic risk phrases and some are also classed as CMRs (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or Reproductive Toxin). Let us help you understand the risks, their impacts and ways to overcome them.