RoHS Conversion

Forte Components and RoHS Conversion Pb to Non Pb

Forte Components RoHS Conversion service allows us to convert leaded parts into actual RoHS-compliant product. All parts that we convert come with our RoHS Compliant Certificate.

If you have old inventory that you can’t use because it contains lead, contact us today so we can convert your leaded parts to RoHS.

Forte can convert the following IC Packages:

Almost all IC packages can be converted to Pb-free. This includes BGA, PGA, TSOP, SSOP, QFP, SOIC, PLCC, CDIP, PDIP and customized packages.

IC’s on Printed Circuit Boards:

Whether your IC’s are on PCB’s, Forte can assist in the conversion to RoHS compliant material. Most IC packages from all types of PCBs. We can safely salvage devices using specially developed controlled IR, Hot-air or by chemical solder removal with no or minimal stress on the salvaged device. Salvaged devices can then be converted.

Conversion Discreet Devices:

We can convert almost all discrete devices both active and passive provided their levels of banned substances (apart from Lead) are below their respective RoHS thresholds.

Pb Inside the IC:

Any Lead Pb that may be encountered inside the IC package is likely to be in the alloys used for die attachment and/or bonding. These are understood to be exempt under RoHS or have a higher permissible threshold than normal 1000ppm.

Proof Devices are RoHS compliant:

All devices are initially screened for all banned substances. This involves analyzing their MCD (Material Composition Declarations) issued by their original manufacturer and if necessary followed by a high-resolution quantitative screening. Devices that have excessive Lead are then processed by removing the Pb and replacing it with an equivalent (or client-specified) Pb-free composition. Finished devices are then verified for RoHS compliance by testing and analysis. All parts converted to RoHS Compliant come with our RoHS Compliant Certificate.

The RoHS Directive

The definition and aim of the RoHS directive is quite simple. The RoHS directive aims to restrict certain dangerous substances commonly used in electronic and electronic equipment. Any RoHS compliant component is tested for the presence of Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent chromium (Hex-Cr), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). For Cadmium and Hexavalent chromium, there must be less than 0.01% of the substance by weight at raw homogeneous materials level. For Lead, PBB, and PBDE, there must be no more than 0.1% of the material, when calculated by weight at raw homogeneous materials. Any RoHS compliant component must have 100 ppm or less of mercury and the mercury must not have been intentionally added to the component. In the EU, some military and medical equipment are exempt from RoHS compliance.