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Enabling Technologies for Lead-Free Electronics Soldering

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With over a hundred years of experience in soldering technology, Kester understands the challenges associated with the transition from leaded to lead-free soldering. Kester’s Lead-Free Solutions™ provides assemblers access to the most complete line of lead-free chemistries backed by our unsurpassed experience in soldering technology. Kester Lead-Free Solutions™ comprises of lead-free solder pastes for both no-clean and soluble assembly; wave solder fluxes, both alcohol and VOC-free, formulated for lead-free soldering; and rework and hand assembly compatible lead-free solders. Lead-Free Solutions™ also includes solder bar, solder preforms, tacky soldering fluxes, also includes solder bar, solder preforms, tacky soldering fluxes, solder spheres, and bumping pastes all designed to enable lead-free assembly. Kester recognizes the many changes required to effectively implement lead-free assembly reliably and without reduction in production output. Lead-Free Solutions™ also includes Kester's know-how to assist customers wishing to go lead-free. Training courses are offered to train personnel in lead-free SMT, wave soldering and rework. These courses bring practical knowledge and experience to the user, enabling the fulfillment of a company's training requirements and the rapid implementation of reliable lead-free assembly

Kester RoHS Ready Logo

Kester further continues its promise to a smooth lead-free transition by establishing a RoHS Ready logo. When this logo is included on Kester product data sheets, you can be assured that the product meets the requirements of the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive, 2002/95/EC Article 4 for the stated banned substances. Kester LEAD-FREE SolutionsTM - Products, Experience, and Know-How

Last Updated on Monday, 07 March 2011 16:39

Lead-Free Solutions

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Driving Forces to Eliminate Lead :

• Environmental legislation.

• Customer requirements.

• Increasing costs associated with the disposal of toxic materials.

• Environmental concerns:

- Toxins leaching into groundwater.

- Dwindling amount of space available for land use.

• Marketing and competitive factors.

Issues and Concern Moving Forward to Lead-Free :

• Component compatibility with temperature requirements.

• Solderability of alternative metallization on components and printed wiring boards.

• Reliability of joints and stress/strain issues.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 March 2011 23:59

RoHS Compliant.

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Policy Management RoHS compliance:

ISOTOPE-ELECTRONICS designates RoHS compliant product only products that fully meet the compliance criteria set forth in the RoHS directive.


For all the information provided by manufacturers,
- Either this product does not contain substances in concentrations exceeding the values set by the RoHS Directive.
- Either this product contains substances in quantities exceeding the permitted levels mamimums but whose use is permitted for applications which are listed in the Annexes of the RoHS directive

No RoHS:

Based on information provided by our suppliers, this product contains at least one of the substances listed in the RoHS directive at a concentration exceeding the maximum.

No indication RoHS:

Products that are not subject to the RoHS regulations or for which we have not received any information suffiantes from our suppliers to confirm their conformity with certainty RoHS RoHS are mentioned without any indication.
Customers wishing to obtain a RoHS compliant product that is not designated as conforming may contact ISOTOPE-ELECTRONICS for equivalency.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 March 2011 00:00

Quality policy.

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Anxious to satisfy its customers, ISOTOPE-ELECTRONICS has established a quality system based on normeQualifas prEN 9120.
Our Company specializes in marketing high technology products in the areas avionics, military and spacial, had to provide its customers with complete traceability of products delivered.
ISOTOPE-ELECTRONICS is qualified Qualifas (ASD-EASE European Association) since 13/09/1996 and has a policy of continuous quality improvement, continuing the training of its staff and the continued improvement of its infrastructure :
•    Store ESD IEC 61240-5-2 standard (Packaging DRY PACK, T & R, WAFFLE PACK).

•    Customer database network.
•    Commercial software package to monitor the traceability of each product.
•    Certificates of conformity provided.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 December 2010 18:20

Kester Licensing Agreements

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Kester is licensed to manufacture, use, and any solder product covered U.S. Patent 5,527,628 that is assigned to Iowa State University Research Foundation (ISURF). Kester is additionally licensed to manufacture and sell solder compositions patented by Senju/Matsushita with Japanese Patent JP3027441. A nonexclusive sublicense for the Oatey Company lead-free solder (U.S. Patent 4,879,096 and Canadian Counterpart) was also obtained.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 March 2011 16:51
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