A new company in Bloomington, Ind. has been launched to help manufacturers through the transition to RoHS-compliant electronic components. E-Certa (Environmentally Certified Electronic Trade Alliance), a consortium of five companies, was founded to bring technologies together to convert leaded components to RoHS compliant. This service is designed to help manufacturers that have an overstock of non-compliant parts.
E-Certa also provides the service of converting non-leaded components to leaded for the exempt defense, aerospace and medical equipment industries that require the high-reliability of leaded parts. “E-Certa was founded to address the serious component supply chain disruptions that we believe will occur as companies adjust their inventory during these transition months before and after the RoHS deadlines,” says Joel Deutsche, president of E-Certa. The company also offers a number of services related to RoHS compliance.
E-Cert offers the following services related to environmental compliance:
Component lead conversion
Material content searchable database
XRF testing for compliance
Lead scan and condition
Bake and dry pack
Tape and reel
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