Following are a set of P2 options you may wish to implement. No option is perfect for everyone, but sometimes options
that have worked at one facility can work at yours. They might also serve as inspiration.
Unreviewed Dip Soldering Options
Options below have not been reviewed by pollution prevention specialists. They are commonly recommended and
implemented for facilities.
Conversion to alternative material
Converting solder operations to a non lead based solder. Commonly used solder in this industry is 70/30 tin lead solder. We have converted to a non lead zinc based solder. Currently used in approx. 60% of production with target of 100% within 3 years.
Recover solder dross
Solder dross can be skimmed off the surface of the solder pot daily and collected for shipment to a reputable metals recovery center.