Brady Worldwide, Inc. has teamed up with ZESTRON, a market leader in high precision cleaning process solutions, to conduct extensive chemical compatibility testing on Brady’s line of polyimide labels, which are commonly used as printed circuit board (PCB) identification labels. According to the test results, Brady polyimide labels can withstand ZESTRON’s latest cleaning chemicals – enabling electronics customers to apply Brady polyimide labels pre-process during the manufacturing of circuit boards.
Third party test results validate the high performance of Brady polyimide labels. Polyimide labels are designed to endure the high heat and intense chemicals of the circuit board assembly process. However, many of the existing circuit board labels have not consistently performed in the industry; at times, labels delaminate from the circuit board, or chemicals will strip the print off of the labels’ legends. To prove the reliability and performance of Brady’s circuit board labels, Brady submitted their line of polyimide labels for a series of performance testing conducted by ZESTRON, the industry’s leading provider of high precision cleaning chemicals.
ZESTRON tested Brady label materials at one of its state-of-the-art Technical Centers in the U.S. and Europe. Ten Brady label materials were tested: nine polyimide labels for pre-process identification (B-426, B-457, B-476, B-477, B-478, B-479, B-487, B-496 and B-497 materials) and one polyester label (B-423) for post process identification. Brady printed all of the labels using a standard Brady thermal transfer printer, and ZESTRON conducted the testing with its latest cleaning equipment. The tests were completed either in Inline and Batch (spray-in-air or ultrasonic agitation) cleaning processes; each label was submitted for compatibility tests with up to 3 cleaning cycles under the standard process parameters specific for each product.
According to test results, all of the Brady polyimide labels were proven to successfully withstand ZESTRON’s cleaning chemicals and processes. These test results are critically important to circuit board manufacturers, as they ensure that Brady polyimide labels will stay adhered and legible throughout the whole circuit board production process. For more information on Brady’s line of polyimide labels for PCB identification, call 888-250-3082 or visit bradyid.com/electronics.
About Brady Corporation
Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect premises, products and people. Its products include high-performance labels and signs, safety devices, printing systems and software, and precision die-cut materials. Founded in 1914, the company has more than 500,000 customers in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, education, medical and a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee and employs more than 7,000 people at operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia/Pacific. Brady’s fiscal 2009 sales were approximately $1.2 billion. More information about Brady Corporation is available at bradycorp.com and to learn more about Brady’s complete line of products and offers visit bradyid.com. In Canada visit bradycanada.com.
About ZESTRON Corporation
ZESTRON (zestron.com) is the leading global supplier of cleaning products and services for the electronics manufacturing industry. Combining nearly 35 years of experience, comprehensive capabilities across multiple industries and applications, unparalleled research and development, ZESTRON collaborates with customers to help them exceed even the most stringent cleaning requirements. With over 32,000 square feet of floor space and a staff of 25 Master’s degreed process engineers, ZESTRON’s Technical and Analytical Centers serve customers in over 30 countries by providing 24/7 technical support from sites in the U.S., Europe, China, and Malaysia. All ZESTRON products from the ATRON®, VIGON® and ZESTRON® product lines comply with the industry’s most stringent standards, are environmentally friendly and effective cleaning solutions for spray-in-air, spray-under-immersion as well as ultrasonic cleaning applications. For more information about ZESTRON cleaning agents and services, please contact us at infoUSA@zestron.com or visit us online.