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ZESTRON.com Now Available in Spanish

Manassas, VA – January 8, 2015 ZESTRON, the globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry, is pleased to announce that zestron.com is now available in Spanish.

“As we believe that it is critical to enable our global customers to easily and quickly access ZESTRON’s technical information regarding precision cleaning products and applications, we are pleased to announce the addition of our Spanish language website,” states Todd Scheerer, Executive Vice President, ZESTRON Americas. “Spanish is our 7th and latest addition to the numerous languages already available at zestron.com: German, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian.”

ZESTRON’s comprehensive product lines, services and training solutions with ZESTRON Academy are readily accessible from the website.  Learn about the latest in cleaning solutions for SMT electronics, power electronics and packages, and MRO.  Find the appropriate analytical accessory to monitor your cleaning process and ensure your cleanliness levels are met in our Services section.  If you have cleaning questions, ZESTRON has answers.  Visit us today at www.zestron.com/sp.

Enthone Marks 10th Anniversary of Making Wishes Come True

2014 marks the 10th anniversary of our Enthone Connecticut Team's participation in the Salvation Army "Adopt-A-Family" program.

For each of the last ten years, our Enthone Family trims a tree constructed by our West Haven, CT Customer Service Department with the "wishes" from families in need. Enthone Team members from throughout the company open their hearts by selecting a wish from the tree. All items are then collected and delivered to a local Salvation Army donation center.

The program helps make the holidays shine brighter for both the recipients and Enthone. To learn more about the Salvation Adopt-A-Family program, please visit

Enthone Adopt a family
Photo: Lucila Massey, Enthone Customer Service and International Specialist, is joined by her "sleigh driver," Ramon Ramos (left) of our Shipping department, along with a Salvation Army representative welcoming the bounty of wishes that will come true for local Connecticut families in need during this season of giving.

Inventec Performance Chemicals acquires SMT International LLC, manufacturer of AMTECH solder pastes

With acquisition Inventec expands its global footprint to North America and its product offering with AMTECH solder paste and process support products.
On December 16, 2014 it was announced that SMT International LLC, the manufacturer of AMTECH solder pastes and process support products, was acquired by Inventec Performance Chemicals, a leading global manufacturer of solder paste, conformal coating and precision cleaning solutions. The merged companies will operate as Inventec Performance Chemicals USA (Inventec USA), a division of the Dehon Group.
Commenting on the deal, Leigh Gesick, currently Amtech's President and now Inventec's Director of US Operations “this merging of SMT International's and Inventec's resources offers major advantages to AMTECH customers, providing broader access to an expanded range of world-class products and services, and broaden global distribution channels for AMTECH SMT solder products.
Patrice Rollet, Inventec's global Managing Director added, “the Inventec/AMTECH merger is a critical step in expanding our presence across North America. Inventec will also bring expertise and product lines in precision cleaning through its PromosolvTM and TopkleanTM precision cleaning and coating ranges, and through its long term partnership with 3M.
AMTECH solder paste, solder fluxes, and process support products are manufactured and distributed globally by SMT International, LLC., www.amtechsolder.com
INVENTEC Performance Chemicals is a major European producer of specialty chemicals. The Electronics business unit specialized in developing, manufacturing and marketing products for electronic soldering, cleaning & coating processes, contributing to sustainable development for high tech industries.

Honoring Excellence in Electronics Services Professionals

VentureOutsource.com Electronics Excellence Professional AwardsKnow a contract electronics services professional who deserves public recognition? This inaugural award program features stories of extraordinary service by professionals working in electronics services companies and rewards the top 5 with a cash bonus. Stories submitted remind us about the importance of building trust in our relationships, workplace leadership development and creating business environments conducive to the customer’s best interest whether at electronics providers servicing markets like aerospace/avionics and military and defense or, industrial electronicsconsumer devicescomputingmedical or automotive electronics and, clean/green technologynetworking ortelecommunicationsservers/storage, or peripherals.

So far, there have been many wonderful nomination stories submitted. VentureOutsource.com considers the compelling attributes of each electronics professional story; customer/client/peer feedback; and the electronics services professional’s traits and activities going beyond basic service expectations in industry.

More info / Submit nominations:  Please read the Official Rules for VentureOutsource.com Electronics Services Award for Excellence 2015 or contact insight@ventureoutsource.com

SMT Assets Formerly Owned By Harman International Available For Sale

SMT assets formerly owned by Harman International Industries in Elkhart, IN USA are being liquidated utilizing the services of Baja Bid. This is a quick sale event. All formal bids must be emailed to info@bajabid.com and be received before 11 PM EST on 12/11/2014.
The winning bidders will be formally notified before 5 PM EST on 12/12/2014. All equipment must be paid in full and be shipped before 4 PM EST on 12/19/2014. 
The items in this event include a 2004 Vi Technology VI 5K AOI, 2005 Teradyne XS-4010 X-Ray, 2003 Teradyne XS-4010 X-Ray, two Dynapace Conveyors, two Universal PTFs, Universal GSM SMT Feeders, Fuji CP6 SMT Feeders and more...
Any questions about this quick sale event should be directed to Arlin Horsley at 1-813-992-2437.

Enthone Shanghai Receives ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Certifications

WEST HAVEN, Connecticut, USA, December 5, 2014–The Enthone Shanghai Technical and Manufacturing Center recently received certification to the Environmental Management System ISO 14001 and Occupational Health & Safety System OHSAS 18001 through the British Standards Institution (BSI). These new certifications complement the facility's existing ISO 9001 registration for a true Integrated Management System. The three certifications tangibly demonstrate Enthone’s stringent commitment to high performance manufacturing that must consistently meet or exceed customer expectations and industry specifications. Specifically:

• ISO 9001:2008 certification denotes that Enthone is compliant to the International Standards Organization (ISO) quality management system and has demonstrated its ability to consistently provide products that aim to enhance customer satisfaction. It is now the only standard in the ISO 9000 family against which third-party certification can be carried.

• ISO 14001 certification acknowledges that Enthone has a well documented and understood environmental management system in place to ensure that a product will have the least harmful impact on the environment, either during production or disposal, either by pollution or by depleting natural resources.

• OHSAS 18001 certifies that a comprehensive system has been established at the Enthone Shanghai facility to control and minimize occupational health and safety risks to all employees and visitors, while improving overall performance.

Mr. Bob Haskins, Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director - Enthone Asia said, "The committed relationships and obligations with our customers and suppliers remain unchanged. We continue to be focused on creating value for our customers through accelerated product innovation that addresses existing and emerging application requirements, operational execution, technical leadership, and industry expertise."

The Enthone Shanghai Technical and Manufacturing Center encompasses over ten acres (42,000 sq. meters) and consists of a raw material and finished goods warehouse, manufacturing building, and a technology center. The campus is located at:

No.29, North Chuhua Road
Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park 
Fengxian Sub-Zone, P.R. China

ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certificates for Enthone locations are available for download by clicking here.

Printoganth MV TP1

High Throwing Power Electroless Copper for Next Generation IC Substrates

Berlin, December 2014

Printoganth MV TP1 is Atotech’s answer to increased electroless copper throwing power requirements of the IC substrate industry. The newly developed electroless copper bath provides highest throwing power (TP) into blind micro vias (BMVs) and especially into their wedges. This enables ultra-fine lines and spaces of 10/10 µm and below. The successor of Printoganth MV Plus is an easy drop-in solution and fully compatible with Atotech’s dedicated and market-leading desmearing and activation processes for SAP technology.

Features and Benefits

"Printoganth MV TP1’s throwing power results are especially outstanding, with values of typically 100% on the capture pad and 70% in the wedges for 50/50 µm and 60/40 µm BMVs on ABF
GX-92 laminates," states Lars-Eric Pribyl, Global Product Manager Plating Through Hole (PTH), at Atotech Deutschland GmbH in Berlin, Germany.

In addition, Printoganth MV TP1 deposits feature a favorable surface morphology, which enables a significantly better dryfilm adhesion and etchability performance compared to its predecessor, Printoganth MV Plus. Furthermore, peel strength results (for example > 6 N/cm on ABF-GX 92) and successfully passed reliability tests such as TCT (Thermal Cycle Test), IST (Interconnect Stress Test), QVP (Quick Via Pull Test) and SST (Solder Shock Test) confirm the excellent performance of the new electroless copper process.

Market Introduction

Printoganth MV TP1 successfully passed its alpha site and recently also the mass production qualification in Japan. Two customers in Japan already switched to Printoganth MV TP1 for their mass production of IC substrates and several other main IC substrate manufacturers in Taiwan, Korea and Japan are currently carrying out sample platings and line tests.

Printoganth MV TP1 has been introduced to the markets and further sample requests are highly welcome. 

Ellsworth Adhesives Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification at International Locations

GERMANTOWN, WI - November, 2014 - Ellsworth Adhesives, a global distributor of adhesives, specialty chemicals and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announce that its Spain, France, and Germany facilities are now certified to ISO 9001:2008 for the distribution of adhesives and associated application equipment; and specialty repackaging of adhesives and resins.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international standard that recognizes effective quality management systems and procedures, giving assurance to buyers that the end product they receive from an ISO certified company will be of good quality.
Ellsworth Adhesives France, Ibérica, and Germany join the Ellsworth Adhesives UK and Swedish branches that have already been ISO 9001 certified which further distinguishes the Ellsworth Adhesives brand across Europe. Ellsworth Adhesives is ISO 9001:2008 and AS9120A certified in the United States and Canada at facilities located in Germantown, WI USA; Irvine, CA USA; Carrollton, TX USA; and Stoney Creek, ON Canada.
Mike McCourt, Global Director of New Business Development, stated, "This achievement illustrates our commitment to our focus on quality. We are excited about the level of excellence that this standard provides and to be part of its adoption worldwide. This recognition demonstrates the fact that we provide quality solutions and services."
To learn more, visit www.ellsworth.com.

Enthone Introduces EnFILLĀ® Copper Via Fill Systems for HDI Any-Layer Build-Ups

WEST HAVEN, Connecticut, USA, October 24, 2014 –EnFILL® Copper Via Fill Systems have been introduced by Enthone Inc. Specially engineered to enhance productivity of HDI any-layer build-ups, each integrated system offers a high current capacity that is production-proven to reduce cycle time by up to 40%, while reliably providing superior via fill capacity with minimal dimple.

Mr. Steven Tam, Global Product Line Manager – Enthone PCB Metallization, said, “EnFILL systems meet the growing demand to enable miniaturization on smaller, more complex electronic devices. Engineered for Vertical Conveyorized Plating (VCP), super fill and partial fill process options deliver high productivity and reliability, while offering ease of operation and bath maintenance.”

The Copper Via Fill (CVF) application used in PCB acid copper plating has grown significantly due to the high market demand for smart phones and tablets. The successful manufacture of these devices entails adapting to increasingly complex HDI design requirements as specified by each OEM. To meet this challenge, the "any-layer" design has been widely adopted to reduce layer counts and increase circuit density, thereby allowing more freedom in designing the circuitry.

For more information, please visit enthone.com/enfill/ or e-mail electronics@enthone.com

About Enthone
Enthone Inc., an Alent plc company, is a global and leading supplier of high performance specialty chemicals and coatings. Enthone creates customer value by providing innovative and cost-effective technology solutions to the automotive, electronics, building hardware, energy, aerospace, jewelry, industrial finishes, printed circuit board and semiconductor industries. For more information, please visit enthone.com.

Ellsworth Adhesives Expands in Mexico with new Dow Corning Agreement

GERMANTOWN, WI - October, 2014 - Ellsworth Adhesives, a global distributor of adhesives, specialty chemicals and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announce a new agreement with Dow Corning as authorized distributor for the Industrial Assembly and Maintenance Market in Mexico.

Ellsworth Adhesives offers a comprehensive line of Dow Corning® branded Adhesives and Sealants, Elastomers, Foams and Fluids as well as a full line of Molykote® branded lubricants from Dow Corning which include Compounds, Dispersions, Oils, Greases, Pastes, and Anti-Friction Coatings for use in industrial assembly and maintenance applications.

"Our current industry and market knowledge will allow us to aggressively develop business throughout the region with Dow Corning. We are anxious to begin leveraging our local expertise immediately to maximize our mutual growth in this area," commented Roger Lee, Vice President and General Manager of Ellsworth Adhesives North America.

Ellsworth Adhesives has been a Dow Corning authorized distributor for over 35 years, and remains as one of Dow Corning’s largest North American and Global Distributor. Ellsworth has developed a reputation within the industry for providing excellence in distribution coupled with the most comprehensive level of technical expertise available.

To learn more, visit www.ellsworth.com.

About Ellsworth Adhesives

Ellsworth Adhesives is a distributor of adhesive products and equipment. Ellsworth Adhesives is a value added supplier of adhesives, sealants, coatings, encapsulants, tapes, releases and lubricants from leading international manufacturers including 3M, Bostik, Dow Corning, Dymax, Emerson & Cuming, Fisnar, Henkel Loctite, Humiseal, Lord, Permabond, Sulzer, Techcon and many others and offers the most comprehensive level of technical expertise available. Ellsworth Adhesives operates sales offices and warehouses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Brazil, Australia, China, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, and Thailand. Ellsworth Adhesives can be contacted directly at 1-800-888-0698 or by visiting www.ellsworth.com.