RoHS

Restrictions on Hazardous Materials

The following is a summary of Gowanda’s policies and current practices regarding the reduction of hazardous materials.

RoHS

Gowanda offers RoHS-compliant and lead-free alternatives. We are committed to supplying superior quality products and meeting ever-changing global environmental regulations, and we offer RoHS 3 compliant products that meet the requirements as defined in the EU Directive 2015/863. Details of specific RoHS products, solder finishes, marking and packaging methods can be found on our website.

Gowanda’s Definition of a “Lead Free Component”
Gowanda defines a lead free component as one that is produced with a true 100% lead free solder alloy on both the internal joint connections and external lead finishes of the component.

Note: Gowanda does not claim the exemption outlined in paragraph 7 of the Annex table allowing a solder alloy of 85% lead or greater to be used in its lead free products. Please refer to the EU Directive for further information.

Gowanda’s Definition of a RoHS Compliant Component
Gowanda defines a RoHS component the same as its lead free component. A lead free component can be considered as being RoHS compliant by meeting the 0.1% of the homogeneous material of the device requirement and, in addition, is also compatible with 260°C soldering processes, verified through internal product testing. Upon request, we offer a RoHS compliant component using high temperature solder on the internal joint connections and a lead free finish on the external lead terminals. Contact us for details.

RoHS and Lead Free Marking
RoHS and lead free products will typically be identified using an “LF” (lead free) suffix following the part number tolerance. For example, 10M472KLF. All bulk, reel and outer container labels will be identified in accordance with JESD97 marking standard for lead free products.

Lead Free Solder Type
Gowanda currently utilizes SnCu solder as its lead free solder.

Ordering
In most cases, when ordering RoHS and lead free products, the LF suffix will be assigned to the part number and identified on the purchase order as described in the marking example above. Since there are some exceptions to using the LF suffix, please contact Gowanda for assistance prior to placing your order.

Current Catalog Parts
Gowanda’s current standard catalog product will remain unchanged and will continue to be available upon request.

Availability
RoHS and lead free products are currently available upon request. Contact Gowanda’s sales department at sales@gowanda.com or ask customer service for details at (USA) 716-532-2234.

The information above relates to the company’s Gowanda, NY facility; please contact us for information regarding other Gowanda locations.