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Rosin and fluxes

Flux and rosin are products that every soldering iron should be equipped with. They are basic products, necessary during soldering work. During soldering there is a risk that a coating of non-metallic compounds will form on the treated surface, usually it is the effect of the metal's reaction with the atmosphere. It has an adverse effect on the bonding effect, because it makes it difficult to form a solid weld. However, we can remove the coating, for which the flux is intended. This makes the surfaces to be bonded perfectly clean. At the same time, the fluxes protect against the formation of oxides during soldering. The advantage of using the flux is also the possibility to use high current without the risk of high arc radiation. This translates into efficient and safe work. Another task of the flux is to reduce the risk of chipping on brazed materials. In our store's offer there are fluxes and rosin with different parameters and properties available. You can adjust them individually to the working conditions, soldered elements and your own preferences. 

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How to choose fluxes? 

Many products are used in soldering to improve efficiency and effectiveness. These include tin, but it is the flux that plays a key role in the process of correct joining of surfaces. If the solder is deprived of it, there is a good chance that it will lose its good properties in a short time. This is due to too high a temperature or long heating time. However, it should be used in appropriate quantities, it should not be applied too much, but also too little may not be enough. Fluxes are available in different types. Their choice is very often based on individual preferences and soldering experience. The easiest and most common option they choose is activated rosin. It is in the form of pure resin, the composition of which has been supplemented with appropriate chemical compounds for easier and more effective soldering. Among the properties of rosin is short setting time after heating to high temperature. When it is cooled down, it becomes brittle. 

Another alternative to rosin is a flux in liquid or gel. Gel flux is especially recommended for joining SMD, because after application on a tile it retains its good properties for a long time. The melting effect occurs only in the cave area. Fluxes in liquid have the ability to evaporate very quickly. The effect is the absence of visible traces, which distinguishes them from gel tonics. It is also worth noting that the gel and liquid fluxes make the work much easier, because after their application there is no need to wash the tiles. 

Fluxes recommended by Botland 

Fluxes come in different forms. They differ in consistency, composition and the same effect and properties. We offer a wide range of fluxes for all repair and assembly work using a soldering iron. If you prefer simple, proven solutions, opt for rosin available in cans of different capacities. Looking for a good flux for SMD assembly? Our favorite is the flux in gel. An alternative is flux in liquid form, and for the most precise work we recommend flux in the form of a pen. We have also prepared proposals for the most experienced fitters, professionals and people who often deal with soldering irons. Gel fluxes from AG Termopasty are particularly good for professional work. They have very convenient packaging that makes the application of the gel easier, because they are in the form of syringes. The fluxes with a brush are also included in the offer, which also makes their application on surfaces easier. All available products have different capacities. So you can opt for a small package for single soldering jobs, as well as larger ones if you often do assembly work. 

Check our range of fluxes and improve the effectiveness of your work!