SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News
  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • Water Soluble, Tin-Lead Solder Paste from Henkel Enables High-Yield Results for Demanding Applications

Water Soluble, Tin-Lead Solder Paste from Henkel Enables High-Yield Results for Demanding Applications

Feb 23, 2017

Henkel’s market leadership in solder materials development continues with the commercial launch of LOCTITE HF 2W, a tin-lead, water-washable solder paste designed for high-throughput, high-yield production. Halide- and halogen-free and REACH compliant, LOCTITE HF 2W addresses environmental responsibility while delivering outstanding performance for Pb-based soldering.

“Excellent results and process adaptability underpin our latest development initiative,” says Ian Wilding, Henkel Global Technology Director, explaining LOCTITE HF 2W’s manufacturing advantages. “The unique formulation allows a tin-lead solder paste to work seamlessly with lead-free components, which is essential for the reliability of many mission-critical applications.”

LOCTITE HF 2W is available with a standard, tin-lead Sn63 eutectic alloy, as well as Henkel’s proprietary anti-tombstoning 63S4 alloy. The material’s properties allow it to reflow at high temperatures, expanding the reflow process window to facilitate strong intermetallic formation between the tin-lead paste and lead-free and tin-lead components. The result is excellent solderability in air or nitrogen across a broad range of challenging surface finishes including OSP-Cu, ENIG and silver.

The material is suitable for high-speed, fine-pitch printing, with a wide print window and excellent results on components as small as 0201s, keeping defects such as solder bridging to a minimum. In addition, LOCTITE HF 2W flux residues can be cleaned via ultrasonic and spray under immersion cleaning processes as many as seven days post-assembly, providing assembly specialists with maximum flexibility.

LOCTITE HF 2W has been formulated for high-reliability applications such as those found in the medical, hard disk drive, aerospace and defense markets, among others. For more information, visit www.henkel-adhesives.com/electronics. To order a sample of LOCTITE HF 2W for evaluation, call 888.943.6535.


Henkel markets a wide range of well-known consumer and industrial brands in North America, including Dial® soaps, Persil®, Purex® and all® laundry detergents, Snuggle® fabric softeners, Right Guard® antiperspirants, got2b® hair gels, and Loctite® adhesives. Visit www.henkel-northamerica.com for more information.

Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2015, Henkel reported sales of 18.1 billion euros (20.1 billion US dollars), adjusted operating profit of 2.9 billion euros (3.2 billion US dollars). Its three top brands, Persil (detergent), Schwarzkopf (hair care) and Loctite (adhesives) generated more than 6 billion euros (around 6.6 billion US dollars) in combined sales. Henkel employs around 50,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, please visit www.henkel.com

Mar 16, 2018 -

Henkel Develops Non-Proprietary Solder Paste Analysis Toolkit for Modern Process Complexities

Jan 31, 2018 -

Henkel to debut new materials, share expertise at IPC APEX Expo 2018

Mar 06, 2017 -

TECHNOMELT AS 8998 Masking Material Producing Measurable Gains in Efficiency, Cost Control; Recognized with Industry Award

Mar 01, 2017 -

Steven Abramovich Appointed Head of Sales, Americas for Henkel’s Electronics Business

Jan 24, 2017 -

Henkel to Showcase Broad Range of Enabling Electronic Materials at IPC APEX Expo 2017

Sep 21, 2016 -

Broad Portfolio of Henkel Enabling Technologies on Show at SMTA International 2016

May 11, 2016 -

Henkel Honors Manufacturing Representative, E-Tronix, with its Fifth North American Representative of the Year Award

May 09, 2016 -

Henkel Partners with Tekra to Expand Coverage of its Electronic Inks Business in North America

Mar 30, 2016 -

Henkel Develops Thermally Conductive Technomelt® Solution

Mar 27, 2016 -

New Technomelt® Material Streamlines Substrate Coating Processes

50 more news from Henkel Electronic Materials »

Feb 04, 2023 -

Neotel Technology Participated Nepcon Japan

Feb 02, 2023 -

I.C.T | SMT Equipment Training Course

Jan 30, 2023 -

WPI Vision Awards Horizon Sales, PIT & Circuit Technology 'First Out of the Gate' at APEX

Jan 30, 2023 -

Full Turnkey Solutions Included in New Altus Brochure

Jan 30, 2023 -

StenTech Announces Brand Refresh during IPC APEX EXPO

Jan 30, 2023 -

Heraeus Electronics showcases new portfolio for next-generation power electronics and semiconductor advanced packaging at SEMICON Korea 2023

Jan 30, 2023 -

SCS Presents Quality Associates with Representative of the Year Award during APEX

Jan 30, 2023 -

Europlacer Freeform Feeder Wins Pick & Place Accessories NPI Award at APEX Expo 2023.

Jan 30, 2023 -

Counterfeit Electronics & Materials Symposium Program Announced and Registration Open

Jan 30, 2023 -

Insituware Announces 2023 Top Hat Awards to Top Three Reps

See electronics manufacturing industry news »

Water Soluble, Tin-Lead Solder Paste from Henkel Enables High-Yield Results for Demanding Applications news release has been viewed 725 times

  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • Water Soluble, Tin-Lead Solder Paste from Henkel Enables High-Yield Results for Demanding Applications
One stop service for all SMT and PCB needs

Dual Lane Reflow Oven