Lead-Bearing Soft Solders
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 Products||Sn||Pb||Ag||Melting Range °C||EN29453||ISO 9453:2014||Product Info|
|Solda-Met™ 62LS||62||36||2||178-190||Alloy No.30||Alloy No.171||View|
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.
|Solda-Met™ 5LS||5||93.5||1.5||296||Alloy No.34||Alloy No.191||View|
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.
|Solda-Met™ L95S||-||95||5||304-370||Alloy No.33||Alloy No.182||View|
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.
|Solda-Met™ 63L||63||37||-||183||Alloy No.1||Alloy No.102||View|
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.
|Solda-Met™ 60L||60||40||-||183-190||Alloy No.2||Alloy No.103||View|
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.
|Solda-Met™ 50L||50||50||-||183-215||Alloy No.3||Alloy No.112||View|