On 1 July 2015, ECHA recommended another 15 substances for inclusion in Annex XIV. The new recommendation list also contains boric acid. The final decision, which substances will be included in Annex XIV, will be taken by the European Commission. If the Commission follows the recommendations given by the ECHA, the Latest Application Date and the Sunset Date will be set. The sunset date ist he date from which the placing on the market and the use of a substance shall be...more

Resistors, battery contacts and many other small components are usually tin-plated in large quantities in barrel applications. At times, the problem occurs that the components, which typically measure only a few millimeters, stick to each other, either permanently or temporarily. As a result, the tin layer deposited on the surface is uneven which may cause problems during soldering. SMD components, which after all enabled the miniaturisation of electronic devices, are...more

Plated Copper, nickel, tin, silver, hard silver, zinc and zinc-nickel: Pieper Oberflächentechnik, based in Hermsdorf (Thuringia), offers a wide variety of finishes.  Plated zinc-nickel was included in the product programme in 2008 when the company started operating a combined plating plant for zinc and zinc-nickel. This proved to be a wise decision, since the demand for zinc-nickel continued to grow in the following years. Therefore, Pieper management decided to build...more