Guide encompasses latest substance regulatory requirements

MAY 19, 2009--Electronics industry organizations have released a supply-chain communication guide on declarable substance content in electrotechnical products.

May 19th, 2009

MAY 19, 2009--With support ofIPC (Bannockburn, IL, USA; www.ipc.org) and input from IPC members, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA; www.ce.org), DIGITALEUROPE (http://www.eicta.org), and Japanese Green Procurement Survey Standardization Initiative (JGPSSI; www.jgpssi.jp) have released Joint Industry Guide - Material Composition Declaration for Electrotechnical Products - JIG-101 Ed. 2.0, an industry materials declaration guide that facilitates reporting of material content information across the global electrotechnical supply chain. Encompassing the latest regulatory requirements including EU REACH, the guide sets minimum requirements for a material declaration but does not preclude companies inquiring about the presence of additional substances if needed.

Referenced in IPC-1752, Materials Declaration Management, the guide focuses on what substances to declare, whereas IPC-1752 covers how to do a materials declaration, especially for electronic exchange.

Joint Industry Guide - Material Composition Declaration for Electrotechnical Products - JIG-101 Ed. 2.0 is available for free download from IPC's online bookstore atwww.ipc.org/jig-101.

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