ELFNET: A European Network on Lead Free soldering
|Herbert Ipser 1, Clemens Schmetterer 1, Adolf Mikula 1, Jeremy Pearce 2|
1. University of Vienna, Department of Inorganic Chemistry - Materials Chemistry, Waehringerstr. 42, Wien A-1090, Austria
The EU RoHS Directive requiring removal of lead hazard from electronics production processes in Europe by 2006 is now in force and is in line with similar initiatives in Japan, in the US, and in China, seeking greater sustainability. The necessary lead-free soldering technology exists and has been in development for a number of years but now requires urgent research and industry coordination on a pan-European scale in order to support the transformation of European industry and improve its competitiveness.
Presentation: poster at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2005, Symposium H, by Herbert Ipser
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2005
Submitted: 2005-05-12 15:04 Revised: 2009-06-07 00:44