IEC is to take part in a virtual conference on June 9 organized by the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) and IPC, a global trade and industry-based association, located in the US and which represents the printed board and electronics assembly industry. The aim of the conference, this year, is to address the critical environmental requirements for electronics.
The conference sets out to help experts and professionals stay current on global environmental regulations, on what standards can be used as solutions and on what chemical strategies to adopt for sustainability, to name but a few of the topics that will be broached.
Among the speakers, IEC Technical Committee 111 expert Walter Jager will present the standards related to material declaration in the supply chain, test methods and eco-design aspects such as material efficiency, recyclability, reuse and reparability. The presentation will provide a holistic review of a variety of current and emerging environmental standards for products. Some of these standards are used to impose regulatory requirements whereas others are used as part of a compliance tool kit to help manufacturers and suppliers meet regulations and other initiatives.
Jager will discuss what standards are relevant, how they work together and where they sometimes conflict. Among these, the new edition of IEC 62474 will be explained, as well as the IPC-175x family. (for more information on both standards, read: https://chemicalwatch.com/104775/expert-focus-how-standards-and-benchmarks-can-help-electrical-and-electronics-businesses-meet-regulatory-requirements )
Jager is one of the driving forces inside IEC TC 111, where he leads many of the standardization efforts on material declaration. IEC TC 111 prepares horizontal environmental standards for electrical and electronic products and systems. Their aim is to mitigate the impact of these products on human health as well as on resource depletion or water pollution. Standards are also essential tools in the fight against e-waste, while aiding manufacturers to meet legislative requirements on toxic substances control.
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