The usage of PCB assemblies is increasing day by day with the increasing usage of smart electronics and devices. But, with the increasing demand, there have come into market a number of various types of PCBs, in different qualities and different standards. Some PCB manufacturers are genuine, using the most genuine and standards materials, while others make use of hazardous materials that are lower in costs so as to only offer the products at cheaper rates, least considered about the quality and ill-effects it can have on the end users and their products. This raises the concerns about the products and their environmental impact, which is why stringent regulations are being imposed to deal with the issue. One such important law is RoHS compliance.
What is RoHS?
RoHS is the law that focuses on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances used to manufacture the PCB. This compliance came into effect in the European Union as early as July 2006, which prohibits the use of hazardous substances in electronic production. As per this law, electronics manufacturers are restricted from using any hazardous materials in their PCB production, such as mercury, lead, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, polybrominated biphenyls, and phthalates. However, if these materials really have to be used, they can be done at the least harmful percentages, which are also specified in the RoHS regulations. For instance, mercury and cadmium usage is restricted to 100 ppm, and the usage of lead, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and polybrominated biphenyls and phthalates is restricted to 1000 ppm.
What makes RoHS unique?
There are many distinguishing features of an RoHS PCB assembly, such as having lead-free surface finishes, primary and secondary services like lead trimming, and assured standard performance due to the usage of RoHS compliant substrate materials.
What makes RoHS beneficial?
- RoHS compliance PCBs are lead and mercury free, which in itself is a big advantage.
- RoHS compliant PCBs have no devastating impact on the environment because no harmful materials are used that can cause harm to the environment after being thrown in the landfills.
- RoHS compliance PCBs have improved thermal stability, which can go up to as much as 300°C.
- With the increasing awareness of environment-friendly products among consumers, more and more people are buying safe products. This has helped boost sales of RoHS compliant PCBs, which has helped manufacturers get more business, and thus more revenue.
Where can you get RoHS compliance PCBs?
At Miracle Electronics, you can get any and every kind of PCB assembly from India. While you can choose from off-the-shelf PCBs, you can also have your special RoHS PCB assemblies especially designed for your, depending upon your specific requirements and specifications. Whatever your choice, you get assured quality performance and on-time deliveries here, whether your project is low, medium, or high volume. We serve to totally satisfy our customers with our products and services; so, come to us and help us build a greener environment with RoHS compliant PCB assemblies built.