IPC Electronics Symposium to highlight RoHS revisions.
Press Release Summary:
June 21, 2010 - To help companies understand new laws, regulations, and regulatory trends pertaining to chemicals contained in products, IPC will hold IPC Symposium on Electronics and the Environment on July 19-21, 2010. Some topics will include European Union's RoHS revisions, latest revisions to changing EU REACH regulation, overview of chemical regulatory regimes in Asia, updates on Canada's Chemical Management Plan, and EPA interpretation of Toxic Substances Control Act.
Original Press Release
IPC Electronics Symposium to Highlight RoHS Revisions, Other Key Regulations
Press release date: June 16, 2010
o European Union's RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) revisions
o Latest revisions to changing EU REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) regulation
o Overview of chemical regulatory regimes in Asia
o Update on Canada's Chemicals Management Plan
o EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) interpretation of the TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act)
o California's developing Green Chemistry regulations and National Standards Foundation (NSF) Sustainability Standard
o Highlights of newly-revised IPC-1752A Materials Declaration standard and overview of tools available
o Overview of flame-retardant regulations and voluntary halogen-free standards Workshops are scheduled preceding and following the symposium. On July 19, the workshop, Understanding the Fundamentals of the REACH Regulation, will provide a "soup to nuts" primer that will serve as foundation for the symposium on July 20-21. On July 21, Understanding and Implementing IPC-1752A on Materials Declaration will cover new revisions to this industry standard for materials content data and will help attendees implement the changes in their companies. For more information on the IPC Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, or tabletop and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.ipc.org/green-symposium. About IPC
IPC (http://www.ipc.org) is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,700 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnect industry, including design, printed circuit board manufacturing and electronics assembly. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $1.7 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; and Shanghai and Shenzhen, China.