The End of Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive (2000/53/EC) (PDF, 245KB, opens in a new tab), the RoHS Regulations in Directive (2002/95/EC) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive (2002/96/EC) prevents the use of certain hazardous substances including cadmium and lead containing materials. The use of lead in potable water systems has also been prohibited in Europe and in many countries worldwide.
More information can be found in the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) information sheet 'Cadmium in Silver Soldering or Brazing - Engineering Sheet No.31' (PDF, 144KB, opens in a new tab)
Cadmium containing brazing materials (our Easy-floTM range) should not be used:-
1. Without first referring to the relevant Material Safety Datasheet (MSDS).
2. Without suitable fume extraction.
3. By operators untrained in the correct brazing technique.
We recommend cadmium-free and lead-free products wherever possible. Unless a sound technical reason exists for doing otherwise we will not recommend the use of cadmium or lead containing materials.
Please contact our technical department for advice on cadmium or lead free products, or find out more in the Health and Safety Executive HSE Information Sheet 'Cadmium in Silver Soldering or Brazing - Engineering Sheet No.31' (PDF, 144KB, opens in a new tab).