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Press Room | Kester

ITASCA, IL — September 8, 2016

Contact: Michelle O’Brien, Marketing & Communications Specialist


cid:image001.png@01D0DB63.DAE8CEC0Kester will be exhibiting (booth #500) at Surface Mount Technology Association International (SMTAI) 2016, which will take place September 27-28 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.


Kester’s booth will offer attendees the opportunity to meet with the R&D and sales teams, and learn more about Kester’s new products, including SELECT-10 a zero-halogen no-clean liquid flux designed specifically for the needs of the selective soldering process; and NP545 a zero-halogen, lead-free, no-clean solder paste with a 1 year (in both refrigerated and room temperature conditions) shelf life.


In addition to exhibiting, Kester will have multiple papers being presented. On Tuesday, September 27 at:

  • 11:30am-noon: Paul Groome (Digitaltest), and Kester’s Denis Jean and Bruno Tolla will present Breaking Through Flux Residues to Provide Reliable Probing on PCBAs

  • 2-2:30pm: Kester’s Bruno Tolla will present Surface Insulation Resistance of No-clean Flux Residues Under Various Surface Mount Components

  • 3-3:30pm: Mike Bixenman (Kyzen) and Kester’s Bruno Tolla will present Reactivity of No-Clean Flux Residues Trapped Under Bottom Terminated Components Can Cause Leakage Currents to Form

  • 3-3:30pm: Kester’s Hemal Bhavsar will present Improved Reliability Performance of Jet Dispensable Polymeric Coating Material

On Wednesday, September 28 from 3-3:30pm, Kester’s Chad Showalter will present A Study of Overcoming Solder Icicling and Copper Wire Dissolution in an Automated Lead-Free Soldering System.

To learn more about these sessions, please click here.


To schedule an appointment with a member of our R&D or sales team or if you have any questions, please contact Michelle OBrien.




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. Kesters 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.