mounting, through-hole technology, Pb-free solder, UPR, ecoinvent 3.6, Undefined

ISIC4 categories:
C:Manufacturing/26:Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products/261:Manufacture of electronic components and boards/2610:Manufacture of electronic components and boards
GLO - Global
Reference year: 2005 - 2005

Location: GLO - Global
This dataset represents the soldering material input and production efforts for 1 m2 of mounted PWB. It is based on through-hole mounting components on a PWB in average conditions out of five different laboratory scale trials in two European electronic devices producing companies. Main data are taken from literature (report from a European research project in the field of lead-free soldering). Infrastructure and transportation efforts are based on own assumptions.
[The full documentation of this dataset was originally provided in the corresponding ecoinvent report from the Swiss Centre for Life Cycle Inventories, which is accessible for free to guests and users of ecoinvent version 2 ( The dataset may subsequently have been subjected to central changes to the database, as described in the respective change report for each new release.]
Undefined unit processes (UPRs) are the unlinked, multi-product activity datasets that form the basis for all of the system models available in the ecoinvent database. This is the way the datasets are obtained and entered into the database by the data providers. These activity datasets are useful for investigating the environmental impacts of a specific activity (gate-to-gate), without regard to its upstream or downstream impacts.


Information from two global electronics producing companies in the framework of a European study, using the so-called wave soldering technique.

Process type
Supported nomenclature
ecoinvent 3.6
LCI modeling approach
Before modeling
Multifunctional modeling
Aggregation type
Data provider
Review status
For sale

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