In the RoHS enclosure

Bowring, David
June 2006
Electronics Weekly;6/21/2006, Issue 2246, p20
Trade Publication
The article reports that most of the news relating to the Restriction of Hazardous Substances legislation in Great Britain has concentrated on the lead in solder, which obviously affects most electronic businesses. However lead is not the only substance to be outlawed, with cadmium, mercury, chromium VI, polybrominated biphenyls, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers also prohibited. To meet the legislation the material of the enclosure, usually metal or plastic but can also be a composite. Even the base metal needs to be checked as many alloys contain traces of metals other than their main constituents.


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