- :Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) Alternatives
Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) Alternatives
Isopropyl alcohol (CAS #67-63-0) is also referred to as IPA, isopropanol, and 2-propanol is going to be in short supply in the coming weeks or months because of the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) pandemic. That may leave companies using IPA for flux removal, stencil cleaning, and industrial degreasing in a difficult supply situation.
Techspray offers alternatives to isopropyl alcohol for...
- Electronic printed circuit board (PCB) assembly
- Removal of solder paste or adhesive from SMT stencils
- Maintenance cleaning of SMT reflow ovens
- Flux removal from wave soldering fingers, selective soldering nozzles, pallets
- Industrial degreasing
Techspray alternatives are as effective if not more powerful, and in many cases have advantages like nonflammability and lower environmental impact. Please note these products do not have antiviral properties, so cannot be used to replace IPA for surface cleaning to kill COVID-19.
Cleans reflow ovens, wave soldering systems, and associated heat exchanger systems by removing all types of flux residues - Quickly clean flux residue from oven & wave fingers
Manual & Under Stencil Cleaner - Effectively removes all types of solder paste (e.g. waterbased, RMA, noclean, leadfree) and uncured adhesive from screens, misprinted boards and equipment. Compatible with Batch ultrasonic cleaning systems
PWR-4 Flux Remover
Powerful, non-flammable, cost effective flux removal -- safer alternative to nPB
The Expert’s Guide to Degreasers & Maintenance Cleaners
What is a degreaser?
A degreaser is a cleaner designed to remove grease, oils, cutting fluids, corrosion inhibitors, handling soils, finger prints, and other contamination common in assembly, stamping, other types of metal fabrication, refineries, motor repair, airplane hangars, and many other appl...
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Guide to Solvent and Water-based Ultrasonic Cleaning
When you are removing tough soils like baked-on flux residues or heavy industrial greases, you can have the strongest solvent cleaner in the world (like those offered by Techspray), but you will still need some kind of agitation. You can brush, wipe, and use all manner of elbow grease, but none of t...
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