Henkel Corporation, Rocky Hill, CT, introduced LOCTITE GC 3W water-washable solder paste with temperature stability at 26.5 °C for six months, and at 40 °C for one month. The material offers stencil life of more than eight hours, and abandon times greater than four hours. Manufacturers can clean residue from a board up to seven days after board assembly. After three days at 80% relative humidity, the paste exhibits no dewetting on a long soak.

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