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[greenyes] Lead-free solder and electronics lifecycle


I was speaking with a product engineer yesterday who said that the current lead-free substitutes for solder do not perform very well. He said that meeting the EU guidelines to get the lead out will greatly shorten the service life for many consumer durables that contain circuit boards -- obviously not a desirable environmental outcome.

Does anybody on the list know about this issue? Are there technologies close to commercialization that are both lead-free and very long-lasting?

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