The EU has now removed the exemption for using lead in the solder for electrical connection soldering for glazing applications (such as for heated rear screens). As such, any new model seeking type approval after 1 January 2013 will be required to use lead-free solder for such applications. This will result in a significant step towards truly lead-free production car architecture. To find out more, Matthew Beecham talked with executives of Antaya Technologies.