Electrolube will be participating in a digital debate, that was originally scheduled as a live panel discussion during SMTConnect 2020. Due to the event being postponed, the organisers have brought the debates forward in a series of online webinars, covering hot topics for the electronics community.
Electrolube’s Technical and Business Director for Conformal Coatings, Phil Kinner, will engage in a debate with a panel of industry experts to discuss ‘Cleaning and Surface Preparation – What You Need to Know’. The panel includes Nico Coenen (PlasmaTreat), Mike Bixenman (KYZEN), Phil Kinner (Electrolube) and Mike Konrad (Aqueous Technologies).
The debate will be held on the 9th June, hosted by Global SMT & Packaging, and will focus on reduced geometries driving the increased need for cleaning, the higher density of components that are making surface preparation and surface tension more important and a host of cleaning related questions, which will be followed with live Q&A.
Speaking of his participation in the upcoming debate, Phil Kinner, comments, “The debate about cleaning and surface preparation will always meet with mixed opinions. Cleaning, prior to conformal coating, would generally be recommended as best practice, however, with increasing component density and reduced pitch and component standoff, cleaning can be extremely challenging and partially removed residues, and cleaning media residues themselves can be more of a reliability hazard than not cleaning. Therefore, thorough evaluation of the efficacy of the cleaning process and compatibility testing between coating materials and residues has become more important than ever. I am really looking forward to putting across our opinions and experiences at Electrolube to help the audience understand the benefits of cleaning further and help them achieve highly reliable circuit protection.”
The ‘Cleaning and Surface Preparation – What You Need to Know’ debate will take place on the 9th June 2020 at 3:45pm (London). To register your interest in this webinar, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87191847535?pwd=WHUraUxMKzBTbklBVHovd1Y4eDJxQT09