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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I order from outside the UK?

Due to different regulations in countries outside the United Kingdom (UK) orders for delivery outside of the UK cannot be entered via our website. If you are outside the UK and wish to order you can Contact Us using our online form. We are always happy to help.


How long does delivery take?

Most orders placed before 2pm (Monday to Friday) are shipped the same day with delivery usually taking up to 48 hours. If any of the products on your order are out of stock we aim to have your order shipped within 3-5 days.


What is REACH?

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals) became law in the UK on the 1st June 2007. REACH adopted some of the older aspects of the chemicals system in Europe, including Safety Data Sheets (SDS). Previously, under the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2002 (CHIP) suppliers of substances or mixtures meeting the criteria for classification as dangerous have been required to compile and supply a SDS at the first delivery of a substance or mixture. REACH took over this system and it has now been changed to take into account the new Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation.


What is the difference between the wire fluxes?

Each wire flux is different; in some cases it may be what the flux can be used for and in other cases it is what the flux contains.

The below table give an idea of the differences between the fluxes.

Flux Description Halide Content Usage
Activ8 Acid cored, residues must be removed.
Activ8 is simply removed with water (preferably warm).
Halide Activated Suitable for stainless steel, brass, bronze, cadmium plating, copper, galvanized wire, iron, lead, mild steel, nickel and nickel plating.

NOT for use on electronic assemblies.
Autosol RA No Clean, rosin activated for high speed soldering applications and manual soldering. 0.5% Halide Max Efficient soldering on copper, brass, nickel and zinc including lamp, component and sensitive electronics.
Future HF No clean, low and clear Residue. Halide Free Efficient soldering on assembly work, re-work and post cleaning assembly.
Hydro Water wash, residue must be removed.
Hydro Flux is simply removed with water (preferably warm).
Organic Activated Suitable for surface mount and conventional assemblies.
Omega II Rosin free, no clean, clear reside. Contains no rosin/resin acids, pine oil or other naturally occurring derivatives from pine trees. Halide Free Efficient soldering on general assembly work.

What is a commercial order?

Any organization looking to make a purchase can get the best prices and additional product range / stocking units from Warton Metals Limited.

Warton Metals Limited offers:

  • More metal alloys
  • More solder wire flux cores
    (including flux content percentages)
  • More solder fluxes
  • More solder pastes
  • More stocking units:
    • 100 g reels to wire by the kilo
    • 500 ml to 25 liter flux containers
    • A wide range of solder paste syringe and pot / tub sizes
  • AND MORE!

To contact Warton Metals Limited about a commercial order / enquiry please visit our Commercial Orders Page for all the relevant contact information.


Got another question?

If you have a question that you want the answer to please Contact Us. We are always happy to help.