The Solder Connection Ltd

The Solder Connection Ltd
  • Unit 5 Severn Link Distribution Centre
  • New House Farm Estate, Mathern
  • Chepstow
  • Gwent
  • United Kingdom
  • NP16 6UN (map)

  • Tel: 01291 624400
  • Website: www.solderconnection.com

The Solder Connection Ltd


Founded in 1989, Solder Connection has become one of the UK and Irelands foremost technical supplier of soldering materials for both the Electronic and Industrial sectors. Today we are the UK and Irelands sole supplier of Alpha Assemblies, distributing their range of solder paste, alloys, wire and fluxes, alongside their Tetrabond frameless stencils manufactured directly to the customers instruction.

We also have other established partnerships with brands such as Metcal, providing their unique soldering systems to offer customers high quality solutions; BOFA International a highly successful British company within the field of fume and dust handling, Electrolube, a leading manufacturer of electro-chemicals used in the manufacturing and maintenance of electronic components and assemblies, and SolderStar producers of thermal profiling equipment for electronic assembly.

We boast a fully integrated management system comprising of ISO9001, ISO14001 and OSHOA 18001 and 24/7 technical support.

Solder & Fluxes


Solder & Fluxes

Here at Solder Connection we are the exclusive distributors for the complete range of Alpha Assemblies Soldering materials. We provide a comprehensive selection of leaded and lead free solder alloys, pastes, wires and preforms are readily available to suit every market sector and application requirement.

Our Solder Wire range includes no-clean, water-soluble and activated rosin fluxes in a variety of alloys designed to provide with the highest performance for hand soldering and robotic soldering processes, including drag soldering and laser soldering. Our most popular Solder wire HF-850 meets the highest industry standard for electro-chemical reliability and is very fast wetting with low flux spatter.

To complement this range we also offer you a fully bespoke design service for your Solder Paste Stencil needs, designed and manufactured specifcially to each indivduals requirement. Solder Connection boast the only fully integrated Online Stencil Ordering platform, giving you full order history, analytical statistics and delivery status. 

Soldering Systems


Soldering Systems

Quality and Reliability are our main focuses, thats why we partner with Metcal to distribute their bench top Soldering Systems which deliver the optimal balance of performance and reliability for the electronics production assembly industry. We provide Metcals complete range of solder, de-solder and rework systems alongside their accessories, tips and other consumables.

Key products include the dual output MFR-2200 Series allowing the use of two handpieces simultaneously and our flapgship range, the MX-5200 Solder & De-Solder Series, a collection of high powered, high perfomance, digital systems.

Metcal also offers a range of traditional through-hole desolder systems with internal or external air retirements and caters for convection reworking of printed circuit boards with the HCT900 and HCT2-120 hot air rework systems.

Our Metcal e-Commerce platform will be launching at the start of May, allowing for easy and efficent purchasing for all your Metcal requirements.

Fume Extraction


Fume Extraction

BOFA International are 'Market Leaders' in fume extraction & filtration and are considered to be No.1 in the industry, offering 25 years unrivalled experrtise. They manufacture fume extraction units which are reliable, high quality and have low cost of ownership.

We provide a range of BOFA units key for the elctronics industry including Volume Extraction, Tip Extraction and Fume Cabinets. Our top selling extraction unit V250 High Volume Extraction, boasts a dual arm function designed primarily to extract fumes generated during hand soldering, ideal for factories with changing production demands. This unit can be combined with the FumeCab 250 to provide a fully enclosed extraction area, perfect for use with Conformal Coatings.

Chemical Cleaning Solutions


Chemical Cleaning Solutions

Our company objective is to be a 'one-stop shop' for all Soldering requirements. Alongside our Solder and soldering systems we provide a range of chemical cleaners to ensure efficiency across all projects.

Electrolube are a leading manufacturer of electro-chemicals and specialist lubricants for electronics and industrial manufacturing. We provide a wide range of their products, including Cleaning solutions, Thermal Management materials and Encapsulation Resins. Alongside this we supply their popular Conformal Coatings, key in the protection of PCBs from external environments.

MicroCare's electronic cleaners remove flux, paste, oil, grease, coatings & adhesives quickly and inexpensively. From de-fluxing solvents, to contact cleaners, stencil cleaners and solvents for automated cleaning machines, we provide MicroCare products to address every requirement. 

Soldering Consumables


Soldering Consumables

To complement our other products we offer a range of Soldering consumables. These range from ESD sensitive Wrist Straps & Coil Cords to DieCut and Kapton Tapes. We also distribute Solder Braid, Gloves, Flux Dispensers and PCB edge Strips.

Recently we launched our new branded Solder Connection Wipes: General Wipes - perfect for all Industrial applications and suitable for use on tools, hands and surfaces; Abrasive Wipes – Tough, Non-scratch wipes for the removal of dirt, grease and paint and Stencil Wipes – IPA based for precision cleaning and the removal of Solder Paste from Stencils.

Industrial Products


Industrial Products

Covering all your industrial soldering needs, Solder Connection manufactures a comprehensive range of soldering products. This includes Solder Alloys, bar and stick form, Solder Wire, solid and fluxed cored, Solder Paints and a range of Soldering Fluxes in both liquid and paste form.

Key products include Baker’s No.3 Soldering Fluid, Fluxite Soldering Paste, Fryolux 60/40 SnPb Solder Paint and Powerflow 99C Solid Solder Wire.

Support resources

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