Industry News Europe – July 2017

UV/Visible light cure maskant – new from Intertronics

DYMAX Speedmask 9-7001 from Intertronics offers significant time saving in assembly of electronics connectors and other board level components to PCBs. Once cured in seconds with UV/visible light, the (pink) maskant enables easy visual checks, while its low shrinkage rate ensures accurate reliable coverage. Speedmask 9-7001 is designed for protecting connectors and board-level areas from both solvent based and light-curable conformal coatings. Cured masks withstand wave solder and solder 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. After removal, the residue free surface passes SIR testing, and is highly effective in maintaining the integrity of masked areas during process.

■ Jabil was named the “2017 Best Supplier” by Ericsson.

Ericsson Awards Jabil as a 2017 Supplier of the Year

Jabil was named the “2017 Best Supplier” in the Site Material, TMI, EMS and Logistics category by Ericsson. The award recognizes Jabil for its excellence in transforming the product platforms with flexibility, speed and quality and for its excellence in supply chain orchestration. “We are incredibly excited and honored to be receiving this recognition from Ericsson,” said Emanuele Cavallaro, Vice President of Global Business Units at Jabil. “As the digital economy requires new approaches to supply chain management, our work and focus on supply chain orchestration helps drive an unmatched experience for our customers.” According to the company’s website, Ericsson works with approximately 30,000 suppliers worldwide that account for a large part of the deliveries to their customers. As the telecommunications industry continues to transform, collaborations with their key suppliers remain a key factor for success to deliver innovative, cost competitive and compliant solutions to market. Ericsson’s annual “Executive Supplier Collaboration Day” held in Stockholm, Sweden this year recognized the company’s top five suppliers across four categories: Sustainability; Technical consultancy; Components; and Site Material, TMI, EMS and Logistics.

Indium – Leader in Technical Content on Void Reduction

Indium Corporation has published 35 technical articles, 24 blog posts, and 14 videos to help members of the global electronics assembly industry solve voiding challenges. “Voiding is one of the most prevalent challenges facing electronics manufacturers today,” said Christopher Bastecki, Associate Director of Electronics Assembly Materials. “Indium Corporation has spent years conducting extensive testing on materials and procedures to reduce voiding levels. As a result, we provide one of the most extensive libraries in the industry on this subject.” The technical articles are available at:

ZESTRON Europe reinforces its German sales team

ZESTRON Europe announced the addition of Armin Steckenbauer to its team. In his new position, Mr. Steckenbauer will be responsible for the market and sales development in Southern Germany. Additionally, with the assistance of ZESTRON’s Application Technology department, he will support new and existing customers with optimizing their cleaning process. “Mr. Steckenbauer’s sales experience will be instrumental in the expansion and enhancement of ZESTRON’s customer support in Germany”, says Hubert Mattern, Head of Sales for Germany, France, Austria and North Africa.

Competitive pricing on parts & consumables from SmtXtra

SmtXtra announced that the company stocks and supplies thousands of SMT spare parts and consumables at very competitive prices. All SmtXtra SMT spare parts and consumables are quality assured via ISO standards. The company offers warranty and easy payment terms with items dispatched daily by a range of couriers across Europe and the Americas. Whatever your requirements or budget, SmtXtra’s experienced staff, large inventory and extensive supply chain ensures that you receive the SMT spare parts, nozzles and consumables you need, when you need them.


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