Flux in the smelting of copper these agents served various functions, the simplest being a reducing agent, which prevented oxides from forming on the surface of the molten metal, while others absorbed impurities into the slag, which could be scraped off the molten metal. As cleaning agents, fluxes facilitate soldering, brazing, and welding by removing oxidation from the metals to be joined.
The global market for solder flux is estimated to swell at a CAGR of 6.30% between 2017 and 2024. Rising at this pace, the market will reach US$367.3 million by 2024 from US$213.2 million in 2015. The global market for solder flux is heavily influenced by the sturdy rise in the manufacturing of printed circuit board (PCB), fueled by the increasing production of computers and mobile phones across the world. The significant growth in the automotive and the semiconductor industries is also having a positive impact on the sales of solder flux, reflecting positively on this market.
The global solder flux market is majorly impacted in a positive way by the strong increase in the PCB (printed circuit board) manufacturing, boosted by the growing mobile phones and computers production all around the world. Also, a noteworthy growth in the automotive and the semiconductor sectors is positively impacting the solder flux sales, thus enhancing the growth of the global solder flux market.