Alternate to Cadmium, RoHS-Compliant Platings
DURMALONTM - AMPHENOL'S ANSWER TO EU RoHS/ELV/CADMIUM FREE RESTRICTIONS
Commercial, industrial & military markets are rapidly moving away from restricted materials such as Cadmium (Cd) & Hexavalent Chromium (Cr(VI)). Both of these restricted materials are toxic and known carcinogens. Amphenol is offering an alternative finish that complies with all customer requirements tied to these specifications. MIL-DTL-38999, Rev L has established new service classes as alternative finishes addressing these requirements for Cadmium replacement. Amphenol is using this and European Union Directive 2002/95/EC RoHS (Regulation of Hazardous Substances) as a guide to qualification for all domestic, global, commercial, industrial, & military specifications requiring the reduction or elimination of these restricted materials. Amphenol has qualified Durmalon, with internal part number coding “DT” finish, which meets or exceeds the 38999 designated class “T” finish, Nickel Fluorocarbon Polymer. Durmalon is also EU RoHS compliant and is Cadmium free, Lead free , and Hexavalent Chromium free. We also continue to develop additional platings such as “DX”, (Durmalon, heavy duty final plate) to support JSF, F-35 program. The DX plating is intended to meet higher corrosion Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)/salt fog requirements of JSF. Cadmium has been applied to numerous components of land, sea and air weapon systems and NASA systems for many years as it provides sacrificial corrosion protection and excellent lubricity for threaded applications.
THE DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY (DLA) HAS ADDED THE FOLLOWING CADMIUM ALTERNATIVE FINISHES TO MIL-DTL-38999, REV L (AND OTHER CONNECTOR SPECS):
- Nickel Fluorocarbon Polymer