High-Heat Compounds Take Lead-Free Soldering

A range of high-heat thermoplastic compounds have been launched for lead-free soldering of electronic assemblies.

A range of high-heat thermoplastic compounds have been launched for lead-free soldering of electronic assemblies. RTP Co., Winona, Minn., has developed materials based on PEEK, liquid-crystal polymer, PPS, PPA, and high-temperature nylon that meet the WEEE and RoHS lead-free directives that originated in Europe. The new materials withstand temperatures of 260 C in applications such as connectors and circuit-board components like capacitor housings and potentiometers.