ROCKY HILL, Conn. -- Loctite Corp. has announced the first of a series of technical seminars on "Understanding Lead-Free Solder." The first seminar will be held July 15, 2002, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif. The second seminar will be held July 18, 2002, at the Holiday Inn in Matamoros, Mexico. Admission for both sessions is free, but advance registration is required. Two future training sessions are planned for locations on the East Coast and in Canada during the remainder of 2002. Dates and locations are to be announced.

Sponsored by Loctite Corp., in partnership with DEK, KIC and Vitronics, these seminars will offer electronics-industry engineering management and staff (design, process, system and manufacturing engineers) a unique opportunity to learn about lead-free solders simultaneously from a solder developer and equipment manufacturers. The program will impart a working knowledge of lead-free solders for both assembly- and packaging-related processes.

To register, contact Arline Ruhl at 626-968-6511, or e-mail