The recently created trade alliance, Environmentally Certified Electronic Resale Trade Alliance (E-Certa) has created a set of environmental solutions that include component conversion, testing, recycling and sourcing to help companies comply with the European Union's RoHS and WEEE directives. E-Certa was formed in 2005 by a five-company consortium that includes Kentek Electronics, YouPickYourPrice.com, Mil-Spec Components, New Way Technologies and Licensing and Earth for Humanities.
Among the services offered by E-Certa is the ability to convert semiconductors from leaded versions to RoHS-compliant lead-free versions. The company can also convert non-lead products to leaded versions for the exempt defense and aerospace industries. The conversion process relies on technology developed by New Way Technologies and Licensing. In addition, E-Certa provides testing services using XRF X-ray screening, and offers a range of due diligence compliance services.
At this year's MD&M West show, lots of material suppliers are talking about new formulations for wearables and things that stick to the skin, whether it's adhesives, wound dressings, skin patches and other drug delivery devices, or medical electronics.
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