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The Call for Halogen-Free Electronic Assemblies

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The Call for Halogen-Free Electronic Assemblies

But exactly what is a "halogen-free" solder paste?

The increased interest in halogen-free assemblies is a result of Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) exerting pressure on electronic equipment manufacturers to eliminate halogens. The NGOs primary focus is on resolving global environmental issues and concerns. As a result of an increase in the enormous �e-waste� dump sites that have begun showing up around the world, NGOs are pushing consumer electronic manufacturers to ban halogen-containing material in order to produce �green� products. Not only are these sites enormous, but the recycling methods are archaic and sometimes even illegal. This stockpiling and dumping has created growing political and environmental issues. In order to deal with this issue, the question of why halogens are a focal point must be addressed.

Credit / Source: Karl Seelig, Michael Burgess / AIM

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