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IPC supports electronics materials declaration guide release.

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May 20, 2009 - With IPC support and input from members, CEA®, DIGITALEUROPE, and JGPSSI have released Joint Industry Guide-Material Composition Declaration for Electrotechnical Products-JIG-101 Ed. 2.0. It includes regulatory requirements such as EU REACH and sets minimum requirements for material declaration, but does not preclude companies to inquire on presence of additional substances if needed. Guide focuses on what substances to declare and is referenced in IPC-1752, Materials Declaration Management.

IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries - Bannockburn, IL

Original Press Release

Supply Chain Communication Guide on Declarable Substance Content in Electrotechnical Products Released

Press release date: May 18, 2009

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, May 18, 2009 - With support of IPC and input from IPC members, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, DIGITALEUROPE and Japanese Green Procurement Survey Standardization Initiative (JGPSSI) 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 from 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 at www.ipc.org/jig-101. For more information on IPC's environmental activities, visit www.ipc.org/ehs. About IPC
IPC (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 electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. 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.

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