This Week’s #TrendingTopic is Data Exchange on Chemical Substances

This week, IPC played a role in two different presentations offered by two different organizations on one common theme: the need for accurate, workable exchange of data about substances in products throughout the supply chain.

On September 23, Kelly Scanlon, IPC’s director of environment, health and safety policy and research, presented to the workgroup on materials and substances declaration at the International Aerospace Environmental Group’s  (IAEG’s) fall meeting. Kelly’s presentation highlighted IPC’s efforts to monitor, meet, and engage on emerging policies such as the U.S. EPA’s risk evaluations of high-priority substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the European Commission’s Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability.  Kelly’s presentation to IAEG was sandwiched between presentations on the need to harmonize materials declaration standards and the usefulness of standards to enable compliance with policies, including the policy that is driving the creation and implementation of the EC’s Substances of Concern in Products (SCIP) database.

Then on September 24, Chemical Watch sponsored a free webinar on “IPC-1754-AM2: Materials and Substances Declaration for Aerospace, Defense, and other Industries,” focusing attention to the recent amendment to this IPC standard. Patrick Crawford, IPC’s manager of the materials declaration and data exchange standards, gave an overview of the IPC-175x family and then had a software solutions provider and an aerospace and defense representative demonstrate real-world use cases for data exchange.  The presentations explained the technical features of the standard and the business case for its adoption.

For more information about IPC’s materials declaration and data exchange standards, please contact Patrick Crawford, IPC’s manager for design standards and related industry programs, and for more information on IPC’s policy advocacy on this topic, contact Kelly Scanlon.

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