Tag Archives: halogen-free

Now Available: Environmental Conference Proceedings

Now available: proceedings from the It’s Not Easy Being Green: Complying with Changing Global Environmental Laws conference includes an update on EU revision of the RoHS Directive, REACH, China RoHS, halogen free and green chemistry, along with tools for evaluating and meeting your requirements, including the IPC materials declaration standard and the iNEMI eco-impact evaluator. […]

Lead Free Redux? Report from Brussels on Halogen Free

OEMs Encourage European Union to Ban Halogens Under RoHS Last month, the recast of the European Union (EU) Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) took an unpleasant, although expected, turn. In November, I traveled to Brussels to attend a conference in the European Parliament on “Greening consumer electronics — from hazardous materials to sustainable solutions.” The […]

Regulation, Standards and Science: Where are we on halogen free?

IPC Director of Government Relations and Environmental Policy Fern Abrams explains the nuances and complexities of halogen free in this month’s Circuitree. IPC considers halogen free a marketing term, supports sound science, opposes non-science-based regulation of halogens, and yet is developing an industry guideline for low-halogen electronics. Read the article and decide for yourself.

Two-Year Debate on J-STD-709 May Find Resolution

While many standards made progress at the Midwest meetings, the joint IPC/JEDEC 4-33a committee continues to be clouded by opposing opinions. The majority of committee members are in consensus that a guideline is needed to help provide direction to the industry; however the committee has reached a stalemate on the best path forward. One segment […]

OEM Summit Takeaways

IPC hosted its first OEM Summit at APEX EXPO last week. Panelists included Martin Rausch, GM, System Manufacturing, Intel; Kitty Pearsall, Ph.D., DE, ISC Procurement Engineering, IBM; and Michael Roesch, Manager, Reliability and Test Engineering, Global Engineering Services, Hewlett-Packard.