RoHS Circuit Boards for Environmental Compliance

The Highest Quality RoHS
Assembly Processes to
Satisfy Industry Requirements


The need for more environmentally considerate manufacturing has become one of the primary considerations in building electronics today. For example, to do business in Europe, electronics must demonstrate compliance with RoHS, the Restriction of Hazardous Substances. We have spent many years perfecting our strictly controlled RoHS processes at VSE, working with clients to ensure the components used in designs are compliant, and offering support with the proper documentation for proof of compliance. We also provide the materials used for your design, such as the solder and other processing chemicals, are RoHS compliant. We’re dedicated to manufacturing RoHS circuit boards, but our commitment to industry compliance doesn’t stop there.

RoHS Circuit Board Restrictions (maximum permitted concentration 0.1%)
Lead (Pb) A component of tin-lead solders, especially eutectic tin-lead, for low melting point and excellent reliability.
Mercury (Hg) A heavy metal providing conductivity in some electronic meters and gauges.
Cadmium (Cd) Batteries (largely superseded by lithium-ion) and steel electroplating. *Note: cadmium has a 0.01% maximum concentration.*
Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+) Some common uses include dyes, paints, inks, plastics, and anticorrosion (including electroplating).
Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) Flame retardants.
Bis(2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) Dielectric fluid in capacitors.
Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) Plasticizers.

Precision Process Control for RoHS Circuit Boards

Building quality circuit boards to ensure RoHS compliance is one of our primary objectives to meet the needs of our green technology customers. As the need for RoHS-compliant manufactured boards continues to grow, we’ve enhanced and refined our RoHS manufacturing processes to keep current with all regulations. This arrangement ensures that our RoHS manufacturing line is pure and completely separate from others. We maintain three main RoHS objectives:

CoC documentation – One of the essential parts of manufacturing RoHS or other environmentally controlled circuit boards is maintaining the certificate of conformity (CoC) documentation. Often, customers new to the RoHS process concern themselves with this, and we have a tightly controlled documentation process that will help you meet all of your requirements.

Process control – Our proprietary assembly process easily supports green technology and RoHS directives. For RoHS manufacturing, everything is color-coded with green indicators, such as carts, folders, and bins. This organization allows us to maintain the purest RoHS manufacturing line possible.

Process transition – If you are transitioning to RoHS, we can help you develop a clear plan because we know all the potential pitfalls of moving from older components and materials to RoHS-compliant versions. For years, we have helped our customers transition legacy designs to RoHS compliant, and our ability to isolate older, leaded components from newer, non-leaded ones is one of our best attributes. VSE will be there and ready to help when you decide to change.

Green Technology Manufacturing—Your Priorities Are Our Priorities

At VSE, your manufacturing priorities are the same as ours—to build a quality, RoHS-compliant product. To do that:

  • We refined our proprietary assembly process to meet all requirements for building RoHS-compliant products, and we have an extremely effective isolation process between RoHS and standard-led manufacturing lines.
  • We can customize our assembly process to meet RoHS requirements while also accommodating the unique attributes of your PCB’s layout.
  • Our engineering department is skilled at assisting our customers with identifying the optimal lifetime and availability of components that meet the necessary assembly requirements.
  • We can provide engineering support to optimize your design to make its assembly efficient and more cost-effective.

As a manufacturer with ample experience building RoHS circuit boards, we know how to manage a compliant production process. At VSE, we have the experience and capabilities to meet those needs. Let us help you with your next RoHS-compliant project.

If you are looking for a CM that prides itself on its care and attention to detail to ensure that each PCB assembly is built to the highest standards, look no further than VSE. Contact us today to learn more about partnering with us for your next project.

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