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Business Continuity Update & FAQ’s

With COVID-19 dominating the headlines daily, we would like to reassure you that Fraser Technologies are closely monitoring this fast-moving event and following all available advice from the World Health Organisation and the UK and Scottish government.

Over the last few weeks we have received a high volume of emails from our customers asking about stock levels and delivery disruptions etc, therefore we thought we would share our FAQ’s to help all customers who may have questions during this time:

What measures have Fraser Technologies taken to follow government guidelines of health and safety?

Fraser Technologies have taken the Coronavirus pandemic extremely seriously, all staff are currently well and have been working from home full time since the 16th March 2020. We have successfully adapted our IT systems allowing all systems to run as normal and all emails and phone calls are being dealt with in the normal way. We have however suspended any non-critical customer visits to protect both our staff and our customers.

Do you have any known disruptions to in-bound supply of material or sub-contract processing which will impact supply to your customers?

We are in constant communication with our suppliers and carriers and have been told all stock orders are being fulfilled as normal and shipped on time. In addition there are currently no potential issues with their supply chains and product continues to be readily available.

Are you holding more stock than usual to avoid being unable to fulfil orders?

We have increased our stock holding and will continue to keep stock levels high to reduce any potential future impact due to delayed or short orders. In addition we are contacting our customers to estimate future requirements and are feeding this back to our suppliers to give them as much notice as possible of any significant change allowing them time to adapt if necessary.

Is Fraser Technologies still open for business?

Yes Fraser Technologies is still very much operating as ‘business as usual’, should you have any cleaning application enquiries, chemistry issues or machines queries please do not hesitate to call us on 01506 443058 or email sales@frasertech.co.uk.

Can I still get my machines serviced/repaired during this time?

This is an ever changing situation and we need to comply with the governments guidelines, as such we are focused on emergency support only at this time. Non critical service work is being postponed at present but if you have any requirements please get in touch and we will get visits lined up as soon as the current restrictions are relaxed.

We would like to re-assure all of our customers that Fraser Technologies will continue to support you and we will take all measures at our disposal to maintain business continuity.

We will update you with any additional information or changes to our operations as necessary.

Thank You

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Upcoming Exhibitions Postponed

We’re sorry to share the news that Surface World Live and Battery Tech Expo have both been postponed due to coronavirus concerns.

We will keep you updated on when these shows have been rescheduled. For more information, please visit their individual websites: http://www.surfaceworld.com/surface-world-live and https://www.batterytechexpo.co.uk/

If you were planning on coming along to see us at either of the shows, please get in touch direct and we’ll be happy to set up a separate call or meeting with you.

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We are charging forward to Battery Tech Expo 2020!

We are extremely delighted to announce we will be attending the Battery Tech Expo 2020 exhibition at the iconic Silverstone circuit on 26th March 2020.

We will be showcasing our latest range of new generation Speciality fluids from Chemours which are proving to be an extreme contender within the heat transfer fluid market. Our new Opteon™ range is a head of the game with regards to performance and stability. The range offers reduced weight, stability, compatibility and non-flammability all whilst maintaining high conductivity rates, all vital aspect in the vast emerging battery market. The Battery industry is on the cusp of a power revolution with technology companies looking for new innovative products to help with battery development and energy storage.

We are also excited to announce we will be launching a brand new piece of equipment exclusive at the show, so you do not want to miss it!

Please come and visit us at stand 46/59, we look forward to meeting you.

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Come visit us at Surface World 2020!

We are delighted to announce we will be exhibiting once again at the Surface World 2020 exhibition, which is to be held at the NEC in Birmingham, Hall 9 on the 18th and 19 March 2020!

We will be showcasing our ever growing range of new generation cleaning chemistries, and demonstrating the wide range of applications they can be used for. Also 2020 is a big year as nPB is to be banned from use from July 2020*, so please come and talk to us to see what alternative chemistries we can offer you, and finally…wait for it…

SHOW EXCLUSIVE…we will be launching a brand new piece of cleaning equipment at the show!

Please come and visit us on stand C17 and lets see how we can help solve your cleaning issues.

You wont want to miss it!

Thank You

 

*unless you have an exemption in place to continue using nPB.

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Visit Koki at Productronica 2019!

We are very proud to announce our partners KOKI Company Limited is participating in Productronica 2019, which is being held from 12th to 15th of November at Messe München, Munich, Germany. They will be exhibiting their new halogen-free high-performance solder pastes which benefit from high reliability, superior ICT testability, and excellent cleanability. Also included are conventional halogen highly advanced solder pastes specialised for powerful wetting and low voiding. For power device application, they will be launching a new solder paste designed for oxidation-reduction vacuum reflow processes with variations of solder alloy for printing and dispensing applications.

Please pay them a visit at Hall A4 Stand No 311 to find out more details.

Should any visitors be from the UK please feel free to contact Fraser Technologies as we represent and supply Koki products within the UK.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Christmas Opening Hours 2019!

We wanted to let you all know our opening times over the Christmas period:

20th December 2019 ~ Last date for all orders for pre-Christmas delivery

23rd December 2019 ~ 9.00am – 3.00pm

24th December 2019 ~ 9.00am – 12.00pm

25th December 2019 ~ 2nd January 2020 Office Closed

3rd January 2020 ~ Office reopens

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thank You

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Welcome to Warsaw Koki!

We recently attended the annual Koki Sales Meeting which this year was held in wonderful Warsaw, Poland!

This was a particularly exciting year for Koki as our sales meeting was held in conjunction with the official opening of their brand new manufacturing plant in Warsaw! Koki Company Limited are a global manufacturer and supplier of soldering materials, all of which are widely used and trusted around the globe. Koki hosted the event beautifully and impressed all of their global distributors with a tour of the new plant showcasing the latest manufacturing technologies, the extremely high quality standards they adhere to and the passion which goes into all of their products.

More than 30 representatives attended the meeting from over 20 countries and we were very proud to be representing the UK.

The four day event consisted of global sales meetings, product development updates, and corporate news from the soldering giant. The second day allowed attendees to be part of the opening ceremony of their new plant in Warsaw where were were joined by all members of the board and the Major of Poland who kindly cut the ribbon! This new plant has signified the strength Koki are having within Europe and how more customers are using Koki soldering products around the world.

We were also extremely fortunate to take in the sights of Warsaw, taking in the views from 42nd floor of the Palace of Culture and Science and visiting the Museum of Polish Vodka!

Thank you Koki for such an experience, we look forward to visiting you in Milan next year!

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Did you see us at the Battery Tech Expo in March?

We were delighted to exhibit for the first time at the Battery Tech Expo 2019 at The International Centre in Telford on the 28th March 2019.

We showcased our large range of Speciality Fluids within this arena for the first time. Our Opteon™ range of products have been proven to be ahead of the game with regards to heat transfer and carrier fluids and we are very proud to say, have the lowest GWP values in the market, all of which are vital factors within the Battery Industry.  The Battery industry is on the cusp of a power revolution with technology companies looking for new innovative products to help with battery development and energy storage.

Please contact us if you’d like to find out more about how our Specialty Fluids could help you.

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Launching Opteon™ SF80®…our best new generation cleaning solvent yet!

We are extremely pleased to announce we are now supplying new generation Opteon™ SF80®, a specialty fluid designed to meet the high specifications and demands of the industrial cleaning market.

It is a safe, non-flammable, and extremely environmentally friendly solvent with no ozone depletion potential, an ultra-low global warming potential (<2.5), and does not contain any products regulated under F gas regulations.

SF80® is an effective replacement for nPB, TCE, HCFCs, PFCs, HFCs and HFEs solvents, and is becoming known as the leader within a variety of cleaning applications such as vapour degreasing, oil and grease removal, precision cleaning, high solvency defluxing, and silicone removal, amongst many other uses.

Please contact us to discuss how Opteon™ SF80® could work within your application today.

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Solvent Cleaning Myth Busting!

A great deal of misconception still surrounds the use of solvent cleaners, and many businesses are using aqueous solutions just because they think they’re safer, rather than considering the chemistry that is most appropriate for their needs.

While solvents do have a controversial history, the solvents of the 80s and 90s have been left in the past, and the current new generation of chemicals are just as safe as the aqueous solutions people have become accustomed to.

So what are some of the most common myths about solvents, and what’s the truth?

Are solvents bad for the environment?

Modern cleaning solvents use extremely eco-friendly chemistries, which offer a superior cleaning performance. They are low in cost and provide a genuine alternative to the old hazardous solvents which have now been banned or restricted. The Chemours™ Opteon™ range of safe, environmentally friendly solvents have become widely accepted as best in class, next generation fluids and are approved for use in a large range of standard cleaning systems.

Solvents now also boast low global warming potential (GWP), which is a measure of how much heat a greenhouse gas traps in the atmosphere up to a specific time horizon, relative to carbon dioxide. It compares the amount of heat trapped by a certain mass of the gas in question to the amount of heat trapped by a similar mass of carbon dioxide and is expressed as a factor of carbon dioxide. GWP is used to represent the equivalent of CO2 being released into the atmosphere. For example, 1kg CO2 = GWP of 1. Opteon™ SF80 has a GWP of <2.5 compared to a traditional HFC-based solvent with a GWP figure of around 148.

Are solvents dangerous to health?

While hazardous chlorinated and brominated solvents do exist, a safe, non-flammable solvent is preferable. The Opteon™ range is an ideal drop-in replacement for restricted chlorinated solvents such as Trichloroethylene, Methylene Chloride, perchloroethylene (PERC) and n Proplybromide (nPB). The products maintain compositional stability during use, are non-flammable, and have low odour and toxicity levels, whilst also having superior cleaning performance with the best solvency power in their class.

Are solvents cleaners better than aqueous cleaners?

There isn’t a simple answer to this, as it entirely depends on what needs to be cleaned. Solvents can be considered a ‘dry’ cleaning option and this process is ideal for water-sensitive or difficult to dry components. The Opteon™ SF80® solution, for example, can be applied to industrial cleaning applications like vapour degreasing, oil and grease removal, precision cleaning, high solvency defluxing, and silicone removal.

Overall, solvents offer speed and efficiency, which shorten lead times and reduce costs. There are lower capital equipment costs than with comparable water-based systems, so there is a low cost of ownership and a smaller equipment footprint. Plus, they are extremely easy and safe to use. These benefits combined with extremely high precision cleaning, make solvents a very attractive option for many businesses.

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