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A Review of Test Methods and Classifications for Halogen-Free Soldering Materials

A Review of Test Methods and Classifications for Halogen-Free Soldering Materials

Over the last few years, there has been an increase in the evaluation and use of halogen-free soldering materials. In addition, there has been increased scrutiny into the level of halogens and refinement of the definition and testing of halogen-free soldering materials.

(...) This paper will review the status of both halogen-free and halide-free in terms of definitions, test methods and the limitations and accuracy of test methods used to determine if a soldering material is halogen/halide-free or not.

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Jasbir Bath, Gordon Clark, Tim Jensen, Renee Michalkiewicz, Brian Toleno


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SMTA - Surface Mount Technology Association is a non-profit international association of companies and individuals (totalling 4,000) involved in all aspects of advanced electronics assembly, surface mount and related technologies. Membership Info | SMTA Certification | Bookstore

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