LOCTITE® GC 10 is a halogen free, zero halogens added, No-Clean, low voiding, Pb-free solder paste specially formulated to provide added long term stability over a wide range of temperature conditions. The enhanced paste stability created through its novel formulation strategy increases both field application yields and on-line paste utilization.
LOCTITE GC 10 also shows excellent solderability when reflowed in both air and nitrogen across a wide range of challenging surface finishes and component metallizations including immersion Ag, OSP-Cu, ENIG and CuNiZn. It supports excellent reflow to overcome industry wide HiP and NWO challenges. The new flux chemistry protects the solder joint longer, improves coalescence and optimizes wetting performance, allowing for very shiny solder joints.
LOCTITE GC 10 is suitable for use with industry standard SAC alloys.
Shelf life: The manufacturer guarantees 50% on delivery. The European distributor guarantees at least 25%, i.e. 3 months. In addition, the solder paste is stored at Multi-CB. Multi-CB aims to store the solder paste for no longer than 1 month. This results in a guaranteed shelf life of at least 2 months. Usually, however, the solder paste has a much longer remaining shelf life.