The RoHS (Restriction Of Hazardous Substances) directive stipulates that electrical and electronic products destined for sale in Europe must be free of six hazardous substances by July 1, 2006 . The six substances identified by RoHS are lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBBs, and PBDEs.
The use of lead-based solder greater than 0.1% by weight in the assembly of printed circuit boards (PCBs) will not be permitted under RoHS. To prepare for this change, BESTProto has invested resources in stocking and becoming familiar with processing alternate RoHS-compliant solders and fluxes. In addition we have invested and installed new production equipment, and implemented systems and processes necessary to document your compliance.
BESTProto offer RoHS compliant assemblies for both our domestic and overseas customers. This compliance documentation is a build option and should be requested by the customer at the time of the build order.
BESTProto is currently manufacturing RoHS compliant/lead free products and is actively working with our customers to convert BOMs of existing non-compliant products.
We also have a number of customers operating in military and other market sectors that are exempt from RoHS and therefore we offer both “lead free” and tin/lead-based manufacturing processes in parallel.