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Hand Sanitizer | 9 September, 2009

With the H1N1 and other flu virus' upon us, our HR department is planning to place hand sanitizers throughout our facilities.

I need to assure the planned product is "electronic friendly" and that it will not adversely affect solderability.

Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer Foam - Ethanol and Isopropanol are main ingredients along with Glycerin. I am not so concerned with the "nols" but do not know much about glycerins. Any input is appreciated!

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Hand Sanitizer | 9 September, 2009

Concerns are: * We are unsure how a germicide like Purell affects a virus like H1N1. The CDC recommends washing your hands with soap and water. * Purell is flammable.

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Hand Sanitizer | 11 September, 2009

Ya purell is like alcohol based napalm.

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Hand Sanitizer | 11 September, 2009

Yeh, Boy Scouts use it as a fire starter.

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Hand Sanitizer | 11 September, 2009

Bottom line: Whether you provide Purell or not, people will be using more of it, because it's cheap and they believe it might work in protecting them against H1N1. So, we're going to end-up with more of it on our boards.

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Hand Sanitizer | 14 September, 2009

Glycols, polyglycols, polyglycol surfactants, polyethers, and glycerine are used in water-soluble flux formulations because they provide excellent wetting of the board surface and dissolve the more active materials used in these formulations. [Printed Circuits Handbook, 43.4.1 Vehicle, CF Coombs, McGraw-Hill Professional, 2007 [0071467343]]

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Hand Sanitizer | 15 September, 2009

Glycerin is an organic solvent. look here:

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Hand Sanitizer | 18 September, 2009

Glycerine on a PCB is very bad news as it is Hygroscopic and can attract moisture to the Circuit. Alot of this used to be used in HASL Fluxes and is a no go for Circuits that are not going to be washed. They too could dissolve the natural Halides from your fingers and transfer the Halides to the Circuit with added moisture leads to potential failure Cheers Greg York

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Hand Sanitizer | 21 September, 2009

We are looking at this stuff all the time...One thing we find is the operators use the Alcohol based hand cleaners....and it drys their skin...then they use moisturizers creating a whole new issue.

Just a word of caution. Cal Driscoll

Agilent Technologies Life Science -Chemical Analysis Div.

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Hand Sanitizer | 17 November, 2009

There can be an alternative to putting Alcohol Based Sanitizers made with Glycerin into electronic assembly areas.

We are already providing an Antibacterial Lotion to many electronic manufacturers so that there is compliance with handling PCB's as well as an antibacterial affect.

The Anitbacterial Lotion is stocked in many of the well known electronic distributors.

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Hand Sanitizer | 24 November, 2009

RRLotion, you said you offer an antibacterial hand lotion. I looked at your web site and no where in the literature for your hand lotion does it state that it has any antibacterial capability. I looked at the MSDS and there are no active ingredients listed? You do have an antibacterial hand cleaner, but it does not state that this is for electronics production use.

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