This company recently developed a lead-free, halogen-free, water washable solder paste.

The new solder paste, LOCTITE GC 3W, is reportedly a market first for water washable materials. With temperature stability similar to that of LOCTITE GC 10, the paste offers performance stability at 26.5°C for six months and at 40°C for one month. GC 3W combines the properties of high-activity flux performance and temperature stability.

“We have taken many of the same temperature stability advantages used to develop LOCTITE GC 10 and integrated them into this new, water soluble formula,” said Mark Currie, Ph.D., product manager for solder materials. “As compared to conventional water washable solder pastes, LOCTITE GC 3W offers storage, processing and cleaning latitude not previously available.”

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