Companies seek mild cleaners for many reasons, but the most common issue is materials compatibility. Strong cleaners deliver great results and clean quickly, but may attack soft plastics, rubber, conformal coatings or remove inks. If this are a concern, then you need for a cleaner with a low Kb value that will not dissolve, craze or attack softer substrates. From MicroCare, the most popular circuit board cleaners that are milder and plastic-safe would be:
- No-Clean Flux Remover — VeriClean™
- Alcohol-Enhanced Flux Remover — ProClean™
- IPA-Based Flux Remover – IsoClean™
Among the maintenance cleaners, the milder choices are the Streak-Free Glass Cleaner. Lastly, the Universal Contact Cleaner is a fine nonflammable choice for rinsing insoluble particulate from components.