Metallic Resources’ electrolytic manufacturing process results in the use of solder alloys blown into powder that are used to manufacture all solder pastes. The powder, when blended with special fluxes, results in solder pastes that offer benefits not found in competitive products, such as brighter, shinier solder joints and a more spherical powder which allows many fine pitch applications to use Type 3 powder instead of Type 4, thereby reducing the cost. The more spherical powder results in less head-in-pillow problems. The proprietary fluxes used result in less voiding (typically 2-12%) compared to other competitive pastes. All pastes are available in standard 500 gram jars, 5-600 gram cartridges, and 1,000 gram cartridges. Type 3 powder is standard. Types 4 and 5 are also available for fine pitch applications.