Lead-Bearing Soft Solders

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Lead-free solders are available to cover most lead-bearing products. Contact us if you would like to try a lead-free sample.

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Product Uses and Applications

VBC Group promotes the use of lead-free solders as an alternative to lead-bearing solders. Please contact us if you would like to convert from a lead-bearing product to a lead-free product.

The use of lead-bearing solders is permitted but restricted to professional users only. Lead containing solders cannot be sold to the general public. Further restrictions are applicable under EU Regulations such as the WEEE Directive, the RoHS Directive, the ELV Directive and REACH.

Key ProductsSnPbAgMelting Range °CEN29453ISO 9453:2014Product Info
Solda-Met 62LS62362178-190Alloy No.30Alloy No.171View product info

Solda-Met 62LS

Solda-Met 62LS can be used for soldering silver-plated surfaces found in electrical terminals or connectors (provided lead is permitted). The presence of the 2% silver suppresses absorption of silver from the silver-plated surface into the solder. If an ordinary tin/lead alloy is used on silver-plated surfaces, the silver can be dissolved from the surface into the solder reducing joint quality.

Product Forms

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  • strip
  • rings
  • foil
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Solda-Met 5LS593.51.5296Alloy No.34Alloy No.191View product info

Solda-Met 5LS

Solda-Met 5LS is useful where there is a need for a high temperature solder. It retains its strength up to 255°C and as such has found use for step soldering operations and applications where the joints will see elevated temperatures such as in steam valves. Solda-Met 5LS, having a low tin content, also remains ductile (non-brittle) down to below -200°C.

Product Forms

  • wire
  • strip
  • rings
  • foil
  • preform

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Solda-Met L95S-955304-370Alloy No.33Alloy No.182View product info

Solda-Met L95S

Solda-Met L95S is a specialised high temperature soft solder with limited availability. It has been employed where there is a need for increased strength and creep resistance at elevated operating temperatures.

Product Forms

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Solda-Met 63L6337-183Alloy No.1Alloy No.102View product info

Solda-Met 63L

Solda-Met 63L is the eutectic alloy in the tin-lead alloy system. It has traditionally been used where there is a requirement for a solder with a relatively low melting point and with a short melting range. Lead in the alloy will restrict its use in the future however.

Product Forms

  • wire
  • strip
  • rings
  • foil
  • preform
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Solda-Met 60L6040-183-190Alloy No.2Alloy No.103View product info

Solda-Met 60L

Solda-Met 60L, otherwise known as 60-40 tin-lead solder, was very widely used until environmental and health and safety restrictions were implemented. It is a low melting and free flowing solder. Lead in the alloy will restrict its use in the future however.

Product Forms

  • wire
  • strip
  • rings
  • foil
  • preform

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Solda-Met 50L5050-183-215Alloy No.3Alloy No.112View product info

Solda-Met 50L

Product Forms

  • strip
  • rings
  • foil
  • preform
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