Cookson Launches Zero Halogen Initiative PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 June 2008 12:00
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJCookson Electronics is launching its Zero halogen initiative for its Alpha branded products to assist in the selection of materials that have either zero halogen content or trace levels based on published standards. 
The byproducts of the incomplete combustion of circuit boards and electronic products that contain halogens can include dioxin and furan-like compounds and acidic or corrosive gasses, says Cookson.
“Halogenated compounds can be found in printed circuit boards, solder masks, mold compounds, connectors and other products often found in electronic products,” said Bruce Moloznik, VP global marketing, Cookson Electronics. “Given the rising concern regarding the potential human health and environmental dangers posed by halogens, we have initiated an ongoing process to certify Alpha products that have zero halogen content and those considered halogen-free according to published IPC, IEC and JPCA standards.”
Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2008 12:01


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