Soluble Printed Circuit Boards
The mobile devices are so common in people’s daily life as the economy picks up. It is said that Ringing Bells in India has launched a $4 mobile phone which indicates a dramatic growth in PCBs use. But we cannot ignore a serious question about how to tackle those consumer electronics and other products when they are no longer in use? Of course, they can’t be dropped in landfills which have a drastic bad effect on our environment. Researchers are working to tackle this problem by developing printed circuit boards that are soluble and will essentially dissolve completely over time. This technology is primarily aimed to assist the medical industry, but would also do wonders for the world of consumer electronics. There is still much to be developed and worked out in terms of ensuring that components work the same, if not better, than what is available now.