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Proposed IEC Standard on Halogen Free Raises Concerns

Like the game of whack-a-mole, the idea of a standard for low halogen electronics keeps popping up. Originally, proposed as an IPC specification of chlorine and bromine in copper-clad laminates, IEC 61249-2-21 was established many years ago to define FR-4 products for halogen-free. Then about a decade ago, concerns about certain toxic Br containing flame […]

IPC and IEC Establish Closer Working Ties to Further Printed Electronics Industry

IPC was recently notified that the International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC’s) Standardization Management Board (SMB) “…approved the category D liaison between IEC TC 119 WG 2 and IPC…” A representative expert in the field to serve as the focal point of collaborative efforts has been nominated, and approval is pending. This approval represents the culmination of […]