The Future of Soldering is Lead Free

Lead-free soldering, though relatively new, has been gaining in popularity exponentially in recent years. With many companies and individuals concerned about environmental and health impacts of lead based soldering, there has never been a better time to make the switch.


At Kimco, we pride ourselves in offering a wide array of Lead-free soldering products and accessories for lead free applications.

This hub will provide you with a variety of helpful resources to help you lean more about Lead-free soldering applications. We look forward to assisting in your switch to lead free soldering products.

What do I need to know about Lead Free?
What do I need to know about Lead Free?

As most companies start the slow transition to lead free solder over older methods of lead solder it is helpful to learn a thing or two about this relatively new technology. Though there have been many products made specifically for lead free solder applications, it was not until recently that many started to see the benefits of a fully lead free solder.


Why switch to Lead Free?
Why should my company switch to Lead Free?

If circuits were living creatures, solder would be the blood cells. Without this valuable tool, many of the luxuries we take for granted (like computers, smartphones and GPS) wouldn't function. For more than a century, lead based solder has been the standard for connecting resistors and capacitors to a circuit.


Our most popular Lead Free products
Kester 04-9574-0050 Kester 24-9574-1402 Kester 24-7068-7601 Kester No-Clean Flux Kester 24-7068-1402 48 Lead-Free Activated Rosin Cored Wire
Kester 70-3213-0810 NXG1 No-Clean Solder Paste for Lead-Free Applications Kester 70-0605-0811 EnviroMark 907 Lead Free, No Clean Solder Paste Kester 83-1020-0959 Low Solids No Clean 959T Flux Pen Kester 83-1097-2331 Organic Water Soluble 2331-ZX Liquid Flux Pen CHIP QUIK® SMD1NL Lead-Free SMD Removal Kit
Chemtronics Chemask CLF8 Lead-Free Solder Masking Agent Brady PB-1-5-GR PB Free (Lead Free) Identification Labels, 5000/Roll 3M ROHSLABEL RoHS Compliant Lead Free Label Green Protektive Pak 47103 Lead-Free Zone Aisle Marking Tape, 3" x 54ft Desco 66057 Statfree T2 ESD-Safe Dual Layer Rubber 24" x 36" Green Mat
New Lead Free products
Five great stations for Lead Free soldering
Hakko FX951-66 Hakko FM203-01 PACE WJS100 8007-0558
Weller WD1002T Weller WD1002 Metcal PS-900
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We can also give you guidance when developing a lead free plan for your company.

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