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Sustainability Seminar series - Sustainable Electronics: Lessons learned from the RoHS and the Pb-free transition

SpeakerDr. Carol Handwerker - Reinhardt Schuhmann Jr. Professor of Materials Engineering, Purdue University
Date Nov 5, 2012
Time 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  
Location Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, One E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL 61820
Cost Free
Sponsor Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Contact Nancy Holm
Phone 217-244-3330
Event type Seminar/Symposium
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With the impending ban on Pb in electronics in 2006, the consumer electronics industry world-wide began working together in the late '90's to define a standard Pb-free solder alloy for electronics manufacturing. The speed of the transition and the level of cooperation demonstrated in preparing industry to manufacture products with Pb-free solder provide benchmarks for sustainability-driven technology transitions in a rapidly changing global industry.  What does this tell us about future changes in materials and processes as we learn more about the consequences of our electronics use?

This seminar will be broadcast live and also archived on our website for later viewing. If you cannot attend the seminar at ISTC, you may view the webinar by registering at

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