We are happy to report that Placid Industries is taking steps to become a more environmentally friendly organization and achieve RoHS compliance. As part of our Go Green efforts we are no longer using leaded solder or zinc-dichromate (gold) plating which is known to contain hazardous chemicals such as hexavalent chromium.
Effective immediately, Placid Industries will be utilizing trivalent chromate (silver) and using lead-free solder which is RoHS compliant. We currently supply RoHS compliant parts to our European customers and we have used the trivalent chromate coating along with the lead-free solder for many years. We as a company guarantee you will see no difference in form, fit, function or product life with any of our clutches & brakes. For the interim we will be shipping parts that are plated in both trivalent chromate as well as zinc-dichromate until all of our zinc-dichromate parts are cycled through. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at 518-523-2422. We look forward to working with you again in the near future!