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Lead Free PCBs

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San Francisco Circuits has been providing our customers with prototype lead free PCBs and lead free production-quantity circuit boards (both RoHS compliant PCBs & WEEE compliant PCBs). We have a large network of manufacturers capable of very fine, high-level technologies with the necessary certifications required, whether it's military PCB certifications or lead free RoHS directives.

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RoHS Compliant PCBs

In compliance with RoHS directives, our boards do not contain:

  • Cadmium and its compounds
  • Hexavalent chromium compounds
  • Lead and its compounds
  • Mercury and its compounds
  • PBB (Polybrominated biphenyl) compounds
  • PCDE (Polybrominated dephenyl ether) compounds

Lead Free Finishes

We provide PCBs with various lead-free PCB surface finishes:

  • Solder Finish (lead free HASL)
  • Electroless Nickel Immersion Gold (ENIG)
  • Electrolytic Nickel/Gold - Ni/Au (Hard/Soft Gold)
  • Immersion Silver, Immersion Tin (White Tin)
  • Organic Solderability Preservatives (OSP)

All of our lead-free PCBs are built from UL approved laminates which withstand the high temperature and long duration assembly cycle (in excess of 260 degrees C). These laminates are suitable for lead free assembly processes that require the laminate base material to withstand temperatures in excess of 260 degrees C or 500 degrees F for extended periods of time. High temperature laminates ensure the higher temperature cycling requirements for some PCB assembly applications.

Lead Free Regulation Directives

To learn more about the specific lead free regulation directives, please visit the official source pages below:


California Directive

RoHS Directive

Lead Free PCB Assembly Laminates

Here are the laminates available from our PCB manufacturer network for our lead free PCB assembly process and your lead-free PCB order:

Lead Free PCB Surface Finishes

These are the lead-free surface finishes available.
For more detailed information, please visit our in-depth PCB surface finishes page.

Contact our experts at 1.800.SFC.5143 or get a quote online.

Gold Finish

May be Electrolytic Electroless, or Immersion

(Electroless Nickel Immersion Gold)

2-5 micro inches. Purpose: To prevent oxidation, extend shelf life, provide a wire bonding surface (when aluminum wire is used), and used to provide an electrically conductive surface on PCBs. Used for solderability when the flatness of the pad is critical. ENIG has shelf life longer then 12 months.

- Hard Gold

Purpose: Used for Gold Fingers (minimum 30 micro inches), soldering (maximum 17 micro inches), to prevent oxidation and extend shelf life.

- Soft Gold

Purpose: Used for wire bonding (Ultrasonic minimum 2 micro inches/Thermasonic minimum 30 micro inches) and to prevent oxidation and extend shelf life.

Immersion Silver

Use for solderability purposes (2-10 micro inches). Used for solderability when the flatness of the pad is critical.

Lead Free Solder

Use for solderability purposes (2-5 micro inches). Used for solderability when the flatness of the pad is not critical.

Organic Solderability Preservatives)

Used for solderability when the flatness of the pad is critical.

White Tin (Immersion Tin)

Used for solderability when the flatness of the pad is critical.

Lead Free PCB Statement & Guarantee

In compliance with RoHS & WEEE directives:

  • Our Lead Free orders are delivered with Lead Free Compliance Certification.
  • Available for both prototype and production quantities.
  • All Lead Free PCBs are built from UL approved laminates which can withstand the long, high temperature lead-free assembly cycle.
  • There are no restrictions or limitations in technology, whether its military-grade technology or
    multilayer flex PCB.
  • Our technical team is available to consult and advise during regular business hours.

Place a Lead Free PCB Order

  • You will not need to change your design (there are no special layout concerns). Simply add one of the following statements to your fabrication package and Purchase Order:
    • Manufacture in compliance with RoHS.
    • Use Lead Free material
    • List the required Lead Free laminate (name manufacturer and add "or equivalent".)
  • There is no difference in the lead time.

Call us: 1-800-SFC-5143

San Francisco Circuits, Inc.

1660 S Amphlett Blvd #200
San Mateo,CA 94402
Toll-Free: (800)732-5143

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