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INTERNATIONAL SPECIALTY PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES MICROPURE CDF; NEW CIRCUIT BOARD CLEANER PASSES IPC'S PHASE 2 TEST;

 INTERNATIONAL SPECIALTY PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES MICROPURE CDF;
 NEW CIRCUIT BOARD CLEANER PASSES IPC'S PHASE 2 TEST;
 New CFC Alternative Can Be Tested at Several Sites
 WAYNE, N.J., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A new ozone-safe, semi-aqueous CFC alternative circuit board cleaner called "MICROPURE(R) CDF" has passed the Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits' (IPC) Phase 2 testing with a rating of "better than" as compared to the Phase 1 benchmark values in a recent EPA/DOD/IPC ad hoc solvents working group test. Alternative cleaning materials may earn ratings of "better than," "as good as," or "worse than" for cleaning efficiency compared to benchmark values generated in Phase 1 with CFC-113/methanol.
 IPC test Coordinator David Bergman said: "We are extremely pleased that the electronics industry now has this new option to help it reach its goal of CFC elimination." The current deadline is 1995, 40 months from now.
 MICROPURE CDF Circuit Board Cleaner was developed by International Specialty Products (ISP) of Wayne, N.J., -- formerly known as GAF Chemicals Corporation -- an international specialty chemicals company which has been producing ozone friendly products for precision cleaning applications.
 According to ISP Market Manager Dr. Anthony Durante, "In addition to being a good cleaner, MICROPURE is highly soluble in water and therefore rinses easily. This potentially can cut cleaning time and machinery investments." Durante adds that MICROPURE will reduce VOC emissions and rinse water disposal problems. "These environmental features," Durante says, "will help the electronic industry to more easily meet the 1995 CFC phaseout deadline." Durante said that he is arranging test sites where boardmakers can try MICROPURE.
 CFC-113 alternative cleaners are evaluated by the Test Monitoring and Validation Committee of EPA's ad hoc solvent working group. The test program is administered by IPC. According to Tim Crawford, supervisor of the tests at the Electronics Manufacturing Productivity Facility (EMPF) in Indianapolis, "The Phase 2 testing is conducted in accordance with the ad hoc Solvents Working Group Cleaning and Cleanliness Test Program."
 MICROPURE CDF is based on ISP's N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) chemistry, used for more than 30 years as a photo resist stripper and as an environmentally safe cleaner in other industries including metals and printing. Durante says, "Substantial health and safety information is available on NMP because of its use in coatings, pharmaceuticals, and agricultural products." According to Durante, the new MICROPURE CDF cleaner offers the essential features and benefits of an ideal cleaner for semi-aqueous processing:
 -- Good solvency for thorough removal of rosin and ionic
 contamination;
 -- High water solubility for quick rinsing;
 -- No ozone-depleting potential;
 -- High flash point for reduced flammability ;
 -- Low vapor pressure for low VOC emissions and minimum worker
 exposure;
 -- Non-carcinogenic, non-mutagenic, non-teratogenic and low order of
 toxicity for worker safety;
 -- Reclaimable by distillation to lower costs and minimize disposal;
 -- Biodegradable to minimize environmental impact;
 -- High boiling point to prevent fast evaporation.
 The new cleaner offers the circuit board industry major financial benefits, according to Durante. For example:
 -- High cleaning efficiency may prolong the use of standard solder-based assembly methods threatened by the CFC problem;
 -- Usable in commercially available cleaning equipment. MICROPURE was tested in a VITRONICS(tm) cleaning machine.
 -- Potential use in conventional vapor phase degreasers which have been converted to spray/immersion cleaning;
 -- Designed for closed-loop systems for near-zero discharge operation. Durante explains that International Specialty Products invested millions of dollars in its on-going research program to develop its pyrrolidone-based solvents as alternative cleaners for industries now facing the replacement of CFC's, acetones, ketones, chlorinated hydrocarbons and other materials.
 Pyrrolidone-based solvents can perform many of the tasks of the chemicals being phased out. They have been widely used for more than 30 years as selective solvents by producers of petrochemicals, gases, chemicals, and agricultural chemicals. They have also long been used as cleaning solvents in many industries. Who is International Specialty Products Inc.?
 International Specialty Products Inc. is a specialty chemical producer employing 2,000 people in 56 plants, research centers and sales offices throughout the world. It's approximate total annual sales of about $500 million is earned by serving 6,000 customers in 72 countries. ISP is one of the world's leading producers of pyrrolidone-based products. It is the leading manufacturer and marketer of these products which have a broad range of applications in the pharmaceutical, coatings, personal care products, plastics, beverages, automotive, agricultural, oil and gas, textiles, paper and rubber products industries.
 For further information on MICROPURE CDF Circuit Board Cleaner contact International Specialty Products Inc., 1361 Alps Rd., Wayne, N.J. 07470 or call 1-800-536-8244.
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 NOTE: IPC requires that test data be reproduced in context with test procedure.
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 /CONTACT: Dr. Anthony Durante of ISP Management Company, Inc. 201-628-3891, or Will Barbeau of Barbeau Associates, 401-245-3797, for ISP Management/ CO: ISP Management Company, Inc. ST: Rhode Island IN: CPR SU: PDT


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