Protonique has moved

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 1 August 2000




(2000), "Protonique has moved", Microelectronics International, Vol. 17 No. 2.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

Protonique has moved

Keyword Protonique

Protonique SA, Romanel-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, has now closed down after a voluntary liquidation and moved some of its activities to its sister company, Protonique Limited, Leighton Buzzard, UK, in order to rationalise and provide a more efficient service to its clients. With the exception of Vutrax electronics CAD systems, all representations of third party materials and products has ceased. Current activities are:

  1. 1.

    Technology division:

    • manufacture and sale of the APL-series Aqueous Processing Lines for defluxing PC assemblies;

    • sale and support of Vutrax ECAD systems in Central Europe and the Middle East.

  2. 2.

    Consultancy division:

    • technical consultancy on all matters relating to cleaning and contamination control of electronics components and assemblies;

    • technical consultancy on all matters relating to the environment and health and safety within the electronics industry.

  3. 3.

    Web services division:

    • creation of Internet Web sites, especially for hi-tech SMEs: specialities include fast loading times, low-cost scripting development, HTML development, WAP development, etc.

    • hosting of Internet Web sites of all types with a good performance: cost ratio.

  4. 4.

    Technical translation division:

    • translation of technical texts from French to English for brochures, prospectuses, Web sites, instruction manuals, including typesetting, DTP and publication to PDF files. Rapid and express services on request, by fax or by e-mail.

Founded over 25 years ago, the Protonique Group rapidly established a world-wide reputation, initially within the realm of cleaning electronics assemblies. It developed the renowned contaminometer and insulohmeter instruments - now manufactured under licence by Multicore Solders Limited - with their many "firsts", as well as the most sophisticated aqueous batch cleaners available. Its consultancy division counts many international and national governments and NGOs, as well as industrial concerns of all sizes, amongst its clients. These include the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and a commission with the Swiss Government, which has been on-going since 1989. The chairman of Protonique Limited, Brian Ellis, represents the Swiss Government on a UNEP Technical Options Committee dealing with the impact of cleaning solvents on the ozone layer: he chairs the electronics working group. The Web services division is the relative newcomer, started in 1995. It has developed and hosted Internet Web sites for companies and organisations in several countries, over two continents. The speciality is the low-cost and efficient Web site creation for small and medium enterprises, particularly in the high-technology sectors, with especial emphasis on fast loading times.

The Protonique Group, its member companies and individuals within the companies have been honoured with numerous awards over the years, including from the UNEP, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the IPC, etc.

For more information, please contact John Hazell (Managing Director), Protonique Limited, 40 Lake Street, GB-Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 8RX. Tel: +44 (0) 1525 378 939; E-mail:

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