Re: [SI-LIST] : Impact of halogen-free boards

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From: Ole Segtnan (ole.segtnan@era.ericsson.se)
Date: Tue Nov 28 2000 - 00:59:10 PST


Pat,

Yes, it is driven by driven by environmental concerns just as you guessed.
Sorry, I didn't state this in my first posting but it has been under debate
for some time at least in Europe.

It is part of a general demand to limit brominated flame retardants and
legislation is on its way in Europe and, as I understand it, Japan.

/Ole

More info on this page: http://www.halogenfree.org

"Zabinski, Patrick J." wrote:

> > Most of us will probably need to replace the traditional
> > board materials
> > such as FR4 by halogen-free materials in the near future.
>
> Please excuse my ignorance of this issue, but "Why?" Is this something
> like the move to lead-free assembly? i.e., environmental? Or is
> there some other motivator?
>
> Pat

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