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Title:Sustainable Electronics: Lessons Learned from the RoHS and the Pb-free Transition
Author(s):Handworker, Carol
Subject(s):lead free solder
lead free electronics
electronics recycling
Abstract:Carol Handworker - Reinhardt Schuhmann Jr. Professor of Materials Engineering, Purdue University. With the impending ban on Pb in electronics in 2006, the consumer electronics industry world-wide began working together in the late '90's to define a standard Pb-free solder alloy for electronics manufacturing. The speed of the transition and the level of cooperation demonstrated in preparing industry to manufacture products with Pb-free solder provide benchmarks for sustainability-driven technology transitions in a rapidly changing global industry. What does this tell us about future changes in materials and processes as we learn more about the consequences of our electronics use?
Issue Date:2012-11-05
Series/Report:Sustainable Seminar Series
Genre:Presentation / Lecture / Speech
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-04-08

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