SHENMAO Wins Mexico Technology Award for Innovative SMBF-08 Visible No-Clean BGA Flux

SHENMAO America, Inc. is proud to announce that it received a 2023 Mexico Technology Award for its groundbreaking SMBF-08 Visible No-Clean BGA Flux. The award was announced at a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023 during the SMTA Guadalajara Expo. This innovative flux has redefined surface mount technology (SMT) assembly and BGA ball mount processes, offering unparalleled visibility and performance.

The standout feature of the SMBF-08 flux is its unique visible black coloration, which serves as a game-changer in the automated optical inspection (AOI) process. This innovative design facilitates easy identification and evaluation, allowing manufacturers to seamlessly assess the flux application during the inspection phase. Unlike traditional transparent BGA fluxes, the distinctive visible black residue of SMBF-08 ensures quick and efficient detection, streamlining the inspection process and bolstering quality control efforts.

Notably, SMBF-08 is more than just a visual triumph; it also adheres to the highest industry standards for environmental compatibility and safety. This halogen-free (ROL0) flux is fully compliant with RoHS, RoHS 2.0, and REACH regulations, underscoring its commitment to sustainability and responsible manufacturing practices.

Designed to cater to a range of processes, including stencil printing, dipping, and pin-transfer methods, SMBF-08’s remarkable properties extend beyond its visibility-enhancing features. Its remarkable printability, wettability, and solderability make it an exceptional solution for an array of IC packages, including system-in-package (SIP), wafer-level-package (WLP), and flip chip technologies.

The Mexico Technology Awards recognize the most recent technological innovations in Mexico’s manufacturing landscape, spotlighting achievements by OEM manufacturing equipment and materials suppliers over the past year. For more information about the awards, please visit 

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