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Press Room | Kester

ITASCA, IL — November 2, 2015
Contact: Michelle O’Brien, Marketing & Communications Specialist

Kester will exhibit (Hall A4, Booth 554) at Productronica 2015, which will take place November 10-13 at Messe Munchen in Munich, Germany. Kester will be sharing a booth with other members of the ITW Electronics Assembly Equipment Group including Speedline Technologies, Vitronics Soltec, Chemtronics and TechSpray.

Kester is excited to showcase new products including NP505-HR, a zero-halogen, lead-free, no-clean solder paste formula developed specifically for high reliability applications and NF372-TB, a zero-halogen, no-clean, low solids liquid flux designed to withstand long dwell times and high preheat temperatures needed in thick board assemblies. Kester’s NP505-HR and NF372-TB recently passed Bono Testing which certified that these products passed the Bono test criteria with corrosion factor (Fc) values of less than 2.0%, indicating no corrosion in the residues.

To learn more about Kester’s product offering and capabilities, please visit our website at

For any questions or to request additional information, please contact:
Michelle O’Brien


Kester is a global supplier of assembly materials for the Electronic Assembly and Semiconductor Packaging industries. Kester is focused on delivering innovative, robust and high-quality solutions to help our customers address their technological challenges. Kester’s current product portfolio includes soldering attachment materials such as solder paste, soldering chemicals, TSF (tacky solder flux) materials, and metal products such as bar, solid and flux-cored wire. Kester is an Illinois Tool Works (ITW) company. ITW is a Fortune 200 company that produces engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and specialty products. It employs approximately 49,000 people, and is based in Glenview, Illinois, with operations in 57 countries.