Shin-Etsu drops lead in isolators

Cozier, Muriel
January 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;1/29/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 51, p29
Trade Publication
The article reports on a process technology developed by Shin-Etsu Chemical to produce lead-free optical isolators. The move is part of a company-wide plan to comply with the European Union's (EU) Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive. The new technology has made it possible to eliminate the lead element in optical isolators. The RoHS directive controls the use of hazardous substances. Optical isolators are exempt from the ruling, but Shin-Etsu expects a rule change.


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