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Supplier Introduction

Kester, an Illinois Tool Works Company, is a leading global supplier of assembly materials to the electronic assembly, component and microelectronic marketplaces. Their products include an array of basic and high-tech attachment materials including traditional soldering chemicals, paste, wire and bar products.They serve a worldwide customer base with facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. Kester offers the following solutions:

  • Solder Wire
  • Liquid Solder Flux
  • Solder Paste
  • Tacky Solder Flux (TSF)
  • Preforms
  • Bar Solder
  • SE-CURE? Advanced Materials for Semiconductor Packaging
  • A full spectrum of global customer technical support

Throughout the world, Kester’s products are known for their high quality and advanced technology. Kester’s ISO-14001 and ISO-9001 certifications ensure Kester’s partners of this dedication to quality and environmental responsibility. Our goal is to provide product solutions for the electronics assembly, semiconductor and automotive industries across the world.

Kester History

The company was founded in 1899 as the Chicago Solder Company to produce flux-cored solder. This patented Kester manufacturing process has had a major impact in the electronics industry to this day. ITW acquired Kester in 2006, and is now part of ITW’s Test & Measurement and Electronics business segment. Kester recognized the importance of being a global supplier in the electronics industry by establishing manufacturing facilities in Singapore (1969) and in Germany (1972) to better service the Asian and European markets, respectively.

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