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Latex Gloves – Are You Allergic?

Many industrial manufacturing environments require workers to wear protective gloves, including during electronics and medical device production and assembly. Latex gloves not only protect workers from harmful chemicals but also protect products from worker contact and contamination during manufacturing Read more

ST 925 SMT Rework System–Three favorites combined into one nice savings

Save a few steps--and some money--with the Pace 925 SMT Rework System Pace has introduced a new low-cost “combination” system ideal for surface mount technology (SMT) rework. It’s worth adding up the savings by comparing the a la carte prices Read more

Metcal’s CV-5200 Connection Validation Soldering Station Changes Everything

You may or may not have heard about Metcal’s new soldering station, the CV-5200. The evolutionary tool removes much of the reliance on visual inspection of hand-soldered joints and adds a second, more technology-driven method for validating a successful Read more

Top Ten! Buy Ten and Get Two Free from Techspray

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Save big when you buy an even dozen! We’ve just partnered with Techspray to deliver amazing savings on innovative products designed for your industrial or manufacturing environment. Now through December 31st, purchase ten qualifying Techspray items and you’ll receive two more at no cost. There’s never been a better time to stock up on Techspray workplace essentials, including:

1621-10SP Ecoline Flux Remover
1610-100P Isopropyl Alcohol Wipes – Pop-up Tub
1702-8FPP Zero Change Hand Lotion
… and many more!

With a broad offering of cutting-edge, eco-friendly technologies, Techspray products were developed to enhance performance and process control, providing workers with the tools they need to perform tasks safely, effectively and efficiently. There’s nothing better than free, so shop today and save up to 36% off select Techspray products!

New Techspray Self-Closing IPA Wipes Are Completely Over the Top!

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, Cleaners and Aerosols, Industry News, New Products, Product Spotlight Leave a comment

How often have you reached for a container of IPA wipes, only to find the contents half-full, dried-out, and completely useless? In any environment, simple carelessness can equate to both wasted spending and increased emissions. Don’t just watch your money evaporate! Simplify and save with Techspray’s new self-closing IPA wipe dispenser.

Lint-free and tear-resistant, Techspray’s latest product addition features a unique, flip-top tub designed to spring closed automatically. Eco-friendly and impervious to even the most chronically forgetful users, Techspray’s new self-closing wipes will leave you with more of what you’ve paid for, and with one less thing on your mind.

Get Your Cleanroom Under Control: New Texwipe Products Now in Stock!

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, Cleaners and Aerosols, ESD News, IT News, New Products, Product Spotlight, Vendor News, Vendor Spotlight Leave a comment

An industry standard for critical manufacturing environments, the Texwipe brand has become one of our most popular sellers. We’ve been so impressed with Texwipe’s commitment to technology, innovation and quality that we’re back for more – extending our brand offering to include cleanroom tape, non-sterile IPA, and cleanroom wipes. They’re the new essentials for your controlled workspace.

KOGO Cleanroom Tape: Ideally suited for critical applications, Texwipe adhesive tapes are high-quality and latex free. Available in specially formulated materials, widths and color options, Texwipe cleanroom tapes were created to address a range of specific preferences and requirements.

Non-Sterile IPA: Submicron-filtered for cleanliness, Texwipe Non-Sterile IPA is designed to remove surface contaminants and evaporates without residue. Available in either a 16 oz bottle or one-gallon bulk container, it’s perfect for surface cleaning or wipe-downs, and can be used with any Texwipe cleanroom wiper.  Both 70% IPA and 100% IPA solutions are available.

Vertex® Cleanroom Wipes: An ideal cleaning alternative for delicate controlled surfaces and applications. Manufactured through Texwipe’s unique HandsFree™ system, the Vertex wipe is entirely isolated from human contact during production, negating any risk of product contamination.

Absorbent vs Adsorbent

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Absorbent SwabWhen looking at cleaners like swabs and wipes you may notice that some are advertised as absorbent or adsorbent. The change between the “B” and the “D” is not a regional spelling change or a typo, it actually signifies how the material interacts with the substance it is supposed to pick up. The difference between absorbent and adsorbent is subtle, but very necessary to take into account when choosing a swab or wipe.

A material is absorbent when it pulls the substance into itself. For absorbent think of a sponge that can soak up water. The major benefit of absorbent materials is that they can soak up a lot more than their starting volume, and have low vapor release compared to adsorbent materials.

Adsorbent materials only attract the substance onto the surface of the object, coating the adsorbent material in the substance. Common adsorbents are activated carbon in water filters and desiccating silica gels. Because adsorbent materials are coated in the substance it is more efficient to have a lot of small adsorbents than a large one, as that increases the surface area. This is why there are typically a lot of small balls of silica in desiccant packages.

Typically, adsorbent and absorbent materials are used for different situations, so the one you need depends on your intended use. If you just need to soak up liquids, then an absorbent sponge would be appropriate; but if you need to filter that liquid then you would use the adsorbent activated carbon. Overall, adsorbent materials are cheaper than absorbent ones that do the same job, but absorbent materials can pick up more than adsorbent ones. As always, consult the manufacturer of your absorbent or adsorbent materials if you have a specific question on their exact intended use.

MicroCare Overstock Sale!

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All-Spec Industries is offering an overstock sale on select MicroCare products from now until June 15, 2013. Save up to 33% off MSRP!

Have any questions on this sale? Leave a comment below or call Customer Service at (800) 537-0351 today!