Labels for Lead-Free PCB Manufacturing
The RoHS Directive... Implications to Barcode Labels
The European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive bans the sale of electronic products that contain certain toxic substances, including lead. Lead-free manufacturing requires higher processing temperatures, which may lead to the use of new chemical cleaning agents that could result in discoloration or curling of the label, rendering the barcode information useless.
Zebra’s Z-Supreme™ 2000T labels meet the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive.
Z-Supreme 2000T — A gloss finish, thermal transfer, polyimide label with a high temperature, acrylic adhesive designed for printed circuit board applications, including lead-free manufacturing processes.
- The labels meet the higher temperature and chemical resistance requirements of lead-free manufacturing.
- Recommended for use with Zebra’s 6000 and 5100 Resin ribbons to provide unparalleled chemical and heat resistance with dense black images in the harshest environments.
Zebra® recommends testing Z-Supreme 2000T labels in your PCB manufacturing process.