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Flux-Off Lead Free
Flux-Off Lead Free
Powerful flux remover for high temperature, lead-free flux removal
Flux-Off® Lead-Free Flux Remover is an extra strength solvent that removes heavy and encrusted flux deposits resulting from high temperature lead-free soldering applications. This powerful cleaner quickly removes all types of flux, oxide particles, dust, grease and oil, and then evaporates quickly leaving no residues.
Available with The BrushClean™ System - Gentle scrubbing action of a brush combined with high performance flux remover. Click here for more information.
Features & Benefits
- Engineered for removing high temperature, lead free flux
- Can also be used to remove Tin/Lead fluxes
- Evaporates quickly without leaving residue
- All-Way Spray valve - even sprays upside down
- RoHS Compliant
- Available with BrushClean™ System
- Formulated specifically for lead-free flux removal
- Ideal for removing heat-degraded flux
|Shelf Life||5 yrs.|
|Shipping Name||Consumer Commodity ORM-D|
When should I clean off no-clean flux?
If it is fully activated (brought up to solder temperature), it should not leave any ionic residue behind. You might have to clean if...
1. Flux is being used so liberally that it all isn’t being heated along with the solder.
2. The non-ionic residue can impede with the function of the devise either short-term or long-term.
How can you reduce chemical exposure?
Every organization using hazardous chemicals within their facility has the responsibility to equip their facility and personnel to maintain exposure levels below the TLV. Personal monitoring badges can be used to measure exposure of a specific material. Then, depending on the threshold limit and the application, exposure can be controlled with PPE like masks, face shields, respirators, and even coveralls. If they don’t reduce exposure below the recommended limit, you will need to consider a special ventilation hood or even containment booth. As you can see, as the exposure limit gets down to a certain level, the equipment required to safely use the solvent can get impractical. At that point, your best option is to consider a safer alternative.
How do you know the safe exposure limit of a degreaser, contact cleaner, or flux remover?
The personal hazard associated with a solvent is often defined using Threshold Limit Value (TLV), which is the recommended average exposure in an 8-hour day, 40 hour work week. The lower the TLV of a particular substance, the less a worker can be exposed to without harmful effects. TLV is stated on the SDS of chemical products, in additional to recommended personal protection equipment (or PPE). The threshold limit value of a solvent is generally set by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). The unit of measure is Parts Per Million (PPM).
How do you use an aerosol cleaner?
Hold object to be cleaned in vertical position. Pull trigger gently to control solvent flow rate. Scrub with brush from top to bottom, allowing the liquid to flush away contaminants.
What spigot or spout do you recommend for your metal 5-gallon and 55-gallon drums?
Metal 5-gallon containers come with a flexible pop-out spout for easy pouring. 55-gallon drums are compatible with standard 2" spouts.
How do I properly dispose of an aerosol can after it is empty?
It may be different state-by-state, so contact your state environmental agency for regional specific regulations. For a general guideline, here is the process according to EPA hazardous waste regulations 40CFR. The can has to be brought to or approach atmospheric pressure to render the can empty. Puncturing is not required, only that it “approach atmospheric pressure”, i.e. empty the can contents until it’s no longer pressurized. This insures that as much contents as is reasonably possible are out of the can. It is then considered “RCRA-empty”. At that point it can be handled as any other waste metal container, generally as scrap metal under the recycling rules. Note that the can is still considered a solid waste at this point (not necessarily hazardous waste).
Is there something I can do with the extension tube (straw) so it doesn’t get lost?
The red cap on Chemtronics aerosol products like flux removers, degreasers, and Freeze-It Freeze Spray has a notch on the top. That is engineered for the straw to snap in and hold into place so you don’t loose it. The aerosol trigger sprayers that are common on dusters, freeze sprays, and flux removers, have two ways to store the straw when not in use. The hole at the back of the body of the sprayer is just the right size for the straw to slide into place for storage. The slot below the trigger is also the right size for the straw to snap into place, which also has the advantage of locking the trigger.
How do I figure out the shelf life of a product?
The shelf life of a product can be found on either the technical data sheet (TDS), available on the product page, or by looking on the certificate on conformance (COC). The COC can be downloaded by going to https://www.chemtronics.com/coc. Once you have the shelf life, you will need to add it to the manufacture date for a use-by date. The manufacture date can be identified by the batch number. The batch code used on most of our products are manufacture dates in the Julian Date format. The format is YYDDD, where YY = year, DDD = day. For example, 19200 translates to the 200th day of 2019, or July 19, 2019. This webpage explains and provides charts to help interpret our batch numbers: https://www.chemtronics.com/batch-codes.