Dymax Launches Maskant
A light-curable maskant – SpeedMask® 9-7001 – designed for protecting connectors and board-level areas from both solvent-based and light-curable conformal coatings is available from Dymax Corporation, Torrington, Connecticut.
Cured masks withstand wave solder and reflow temperatures and are easily removed in one piece, saving time and eliminating the concern of ionic contamination or residue left behind by other masking methods. The residue-free surface after removal results in passing SIR testing per IPC-TM-650 and zero keep-out violations.
This halogen and silicone-free maskant is compatible with gold and copper connector pins, cures upon exposure to light and is designed to provide protection of connectors with no discoloration or corrosion. It is thixotropic and is ideal for manual or automated dispensing on boards or components that may be difficult to mask.
For more information, visit www.dymax.com.