MSDS (pdf)

Documentation (pdf)

Price Comparison (pdf)


Distributorships Desolder Wicks are still available in various countries.
Spirig Desolder braids (wicks) offer highly competitive enduser (consumer) prices. Additionally these consumables (tool from a spool) carry a healthy margin for resales.


3S-Wick® - ROHS conform -

  • RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC approved by SGS Germany
  • No-clean flux meets DIN EN 29 454 1.1.3

3S-Wick® - REACH -

The REACH registration of the chemicals used in the Desoldering Braids impregnation will be handled by Spirig Company and is in the Preregistration stage.
The product Desoldering Braid from Spirig will continue to be available in the EU markets.
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3S-Wick® patented vacuumization technology is preferred by leading organizations worldwide. Vacuumization yields a high-speed response wick for quickest and safest de-soldering. A simultaneaous comparison dip-test (MIL-STD-202 E Method 208 C) with competitive wicks will show the differences.

3S-Wick® flux is based on mildest non-corrosive, non-hygroscopic, non-conductive rosins of 'no-clean' quality.

3S-Wick® conforms to the most stringent soldering standards set worldwide i.e. DIN-8516, DIN-8527, DIN-8511-F-SW32 (German), BS-441, DTD-599A (British), JIS-C-2519, JIS-C-2512 (Japanese), ASTM-B284, NASA Publications MIL-F-14256D type W and A, NPC-200-4 Quality Publication, NASA-SP5002 Soldering Electrical Connections, NASA-NHB-5300 Reliability and Quality Assurance Publications, and others.

3S-Wick® is used and has been used for the most demanding desoldering operations in spacecraft and military electronics. 'No-clean' residues can be left safely on the desoldered area.

The minimal residues left on the soldered area do also act as a solderability conservation for that area, should the resoldering not be done immediately there.

The technical term 'no-clean' Wick found in desolder braid descriptions and specs usually refers to a wick whose desoldering operation only leaves a minor amount of flux on the desoldered area and which do use a flux composition whose residues can be left safely on the desoldered area.

A fluxless wick as often proposed does not exist and can not function by metallurgical reasons.

LOTSAUGLITZE® is a German word created about 36 years ago by Spirig and is registered as a trademark for Spirig. The commercial wicking technology to remove solder was established in Europe by Spirig.
Entlötlitze is also a recently created German word expression for desoldering braid  and the use of Entlötlitze is free for the public use to describe this desoldering technology/products.