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solder dross recovery



solder dross recovery | 22 March, 2000

Does anyone have any information on inhouse recovery systems for the removal of lead from the dross. There was an article in the march issue of SMT magazine. The web site it directed me to go to is not the correct web site. If anyone has any information on this, i would appreciate that information.

Thanks Mark Rahlf

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Donnie DeYoung


Re: solder dross recovery | 23 March, 2000

Mark, If you find out anything please let me know. The only way we do it is by hand using a slotted spoon and dumping the lead and dross into a 3 gallon bucket and having it taken off site and recycled. It's a pain in the neck, and I don't like wearing respirators all that much either.

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Re: solder dross recovery | 23 March, 2000

Mark, Try contacting Electrovert/speedline. I believe that they are marketing one. I don't know if this is the right guy to call but give it a try.

Bob Galvin - Regional Service manager Western region 408-727-4650


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John Storjohann


Re: solder dross recovery | 23 March, 2000

A number of years ago I used a Kester product called Solder Saver. It is a thick liquid that one squirts onto the dross on a hot solder pot. It separates out the solder leaving a crust of almost clean dross. Unfortunately a mask is still required. The residue was sent for recycling as the chemical didn't get all of the solder out. Apparently it was still valuable to a recycler.

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Mark Rahlf


Re: solder dross recovery | 23 March, 2000

Donnie, There is a company out there called Fancort Ind. their web site is thank you everyone for your responses.


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Brian Hatfield


Re: solder dross recovery | 1 April, 2000

Bob Galvin is no longer with Speedline/Electrovert. He has been gone for almost 2 years. The current Western Region Field Service Manager for Speedline is Randy Banks. 408 727 4650 is the correct number however.

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