Anaheim, Calif. — The medical division of MicroCare Corp. has added Tergo-brand metal cleaning fluid for degreasing parts and defluxing circuit boards.
MicroCare developed the cleaner in October 2015, introduced it in Europe in November 2016 and showed it initially in the United States Feb. 7-9 during the UBM Advanced Manufacturing expo in Anaheim.
MicroCare Medical continues to promote its ISO 10993-certified polytetrafluoroethylene-based Duraglide-brand dry lubricant in aerosol form for microdispersion as needed for lubricity on catheters, hypotubes and medical instruments.
MicroCare Medical's Kwik-Check-brand digital precision meter, introduced in 2016, can test PTFE content in Duraglide instantly, providing a readout of the dry lubricant's content. The process improves a medical device's finished coating consistency.
MicroCare Medical plans to develop another Duraglide formulation based on a new carrier fluid with a much lower global warming impact. In Europe, Australia and other parts of the world, hydrofluorocarbon fluids are coming under additional legislative pressures due to their global warming impact, which, although small, is not zero.
In January, Guylaine Guerette joined MicroCare in the newly created position of senior marketing manager, overseeing programs for the firm's medical device, electronics assembly, fiber optics/telecom and precision cleaning business units.
MicroCare employs 90 and occupies 150,000 square feet in New Britain, Conn., where it produces and packages its products and formulations. Other MicroCare locations are in Vilvoorde, Belgium, and Singapore.