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52 SMT Magazine • September 2014 Smtonline Supplier/New product News highlights easybraid Unveils Latest Soldering Iron handpieces The ShP-K and ShP-KM soldering iron handpieces can be used in competitive oKI/Metcal soldering systems, designated PS-800, PS-900, Mfr-PS1100, or Mfr-PS2200. The handpieces allow the use of easyBraid eK series cartridges (tips) which do not need the heating elements necessary with the oKI/ Metcal design, since the easyBraid cartridges in- clude the heater. Indium Debuts New Lead-free Solder paste rMA-155 was designed for balanced performance, making it ideal for high-complexity boards with a variety of component sizes, as well as simple as- semblies. Compatible with both SnPb and SAC al- loys, rMA-155 delivers consistent transfer efficien- cies, excellent response-to-pause, and a strong oxi- dation barrier, even for long and hot profiles. Dymax Launches New encompass technology Adhesives formulated with new encompass tech- nology incorporate the company's patented See- Cure color-change and ultra-red fluorescing tech- nologies into one light-curable product. As a result, manufacturers gain efficiencies from rapid, on- demand curing with easy cure confirmation and post-cure bond-line inspection. NCp material helps Advance Flip-chip Designs The electronics Group of henkel has developed a non-conductive paste (nCP) material, loCTITe eC- CoBonD nCP 5209, which can enable the move toward fine-pitch flip-chip architectures. Moreover, loCTITe eCCoBonD nCP 5209 delivers compre- hensive underfill protection that overcomes the challenges associated with conventional capillary underfill materials. btU enjoys 40.7% Sales Increase in Q2 "We are pleased with the strong showing of our electronics equipment business. This, combined with extra strength in our margins due to a favor- able product mix and expense reductions, allowed us to get to the first profitable quarter since the sharp decline of the solar business," says Paul J. van der Wansem, chairman and Ceo. panasonic Names reStronics Southern CA Sales rep Panasonic factory Solutions Company of America has announced the selection of reStronics South- ern California as a sales representative. Intertronics Launches DymAX medical Device Adhesive DYMAX MD Medical Device Adhesive 1072-M from Intertronics is a uv- and visible-light-cur- ing adhesive particularly suited to rapid bond- ing of cyclic olefin polymers/copolymers (CoP/ CoC) which have become popular choices in the point-of-care device industry because of their many advantages, including high strength, hardness, low water absorption, and excellent biocompatibility. Firstronic Launches Greenfield Facility in mexico The new facility is only five minutes away from the Mexican border, ensuring a convenient com- mute for customers choosing to stay in el Paso, Texas while visiting the facility. Initially, it will have two SMT lines, with plans to eventually expand to seven lines as the business continues to ramp up. essemtec Appoints Salmhofer Global Service Leader essemtec AG is pleased to introduce its new global service leader who joined the company at the be- ginning of february 2014. Klaus Salmhofer brings excellent qualifications to further drive expansion of the company's Global Service. ellsworth Now Offers Dymax's blueWave LeD System Summer 2014 has seen a number of product launches at ellsworth Adhesives europe and the Dymax Corporation is the latest company to add a brand new product to its existing portfolio. 52 SMT Magazine • September 2014

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