HeatShieldGel(TM) Protects Electronic Components from Heat Damage
Simply apply gel, it protects during heating cycle, then wash off. Many times more effective than tape!
By: BEST Inc
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. - Dec. 17, 2015 - PRLog -- BEST, Inc., a leader in the development of PCB rework tools, announces the release of HeatShieldGel™, a water-based gel that protects components from heat. This revolutionary product, made from a water-based gel, easily goes on to parts neighboring the device to be reworked or on heat-sensitive devices such as ceramic capacitors that will be subject to reflow. After the rework or reflow process has been completed, the gel can be simply cleaned off with water. It is highly flexible in that it can be used on boards with tightly-spaced components without having to do any cutting or modification of shielding tape or materials.
One of the other beneficial attributes of this material is its flexibility and ease of use. Simply scoop out some of the gel material from the container. Apply it liberally to the parts requiring protection in the vicinity (not on the part being reflowed or it will not go into reflow). Perform your rework or assembly operation. Clean the gel and surrounding area using DI water and a soft brush or run it through your wash machine cycle using a water-only cleaning process. The gel is water soluble and harmless to PCBs as long as it is washed off.
Dan Patten from BEST Inc. reported, “We are excited about being able to bring such a dramatically effective product to market. Most clients, upon seeing it being used, don’t believe how effective it is!”
About Business Electronics Soldering Technologies (BEST)
Headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, BEST is a supplier of PCB rework and repair services as well as tools for those services in the communications, computer, industrial, automotive, avionic and military sectors. In addition, BEST is a master IPC-certified training center certifying students and instructors in J-STD-001, IPC-610 and IPC 7711 and 7721 material.