Peelable maskant provides protection for board surfaces 09 February 2017

New Dymax SpeedMask® 9-7001, available from Ellsworth Adhesives Europe, is designed to create protection for connectors and board surfaces during solvent based or light-curable conformal coating applications in PWB assembly.

A new aspect of the enhanced SpeedMask® range is the ability of the 9-7001 masking resin to facilitate curing within seconds. This is advantageous to the end user since it enables faster processing, greater output and lower shrinkage, whilst eliminating the need for tacks.

As the newest member of the Dymax electronic masking family, 9-7001 cures upon exposure to light and has been designed mindfully to ensure that when curing with Dymax light-curing spot lamps, focused-beam lamps or flood lamps the optimum speed and performance is delivered. By choosing Dymax lamps, the ideal balance of UV and visible light for the most rapid, deepest cures can be guaranteed.

The SpeedMask® 9-7001 from Dymax has a number of additional benefits and features, making it the valued choice when electronically masking. Product highlights include: UV/visible light curing, one layer protection, compatibility with gold and copper connector pins, resistance to solvent-based conformal coatings and primers, and non-slumping when dispensed.

Highly effective when applied in a variety of applications including masking for solvent based conformal coating applications and masking for wave solder or reflow, Dymax 9-7001 is the perfect choice to replace traditional masking materials.

In addition, a unique component of Dymax 9-7001 is its ability to efficiently remove the silicone and halogen-free maskant, guaranteeing that no ionic contamination or silicone will be left behind as with other masking methods. It is also important to note that SpeedMask® resins contain no nonreactive solvents.

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889

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