The Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC) will soon publish the Materials and Substance Declaration for the Aerospace and Defense, Heavy Equipment and Other Industries standard, more commonly known as IPC-1754.
When companies receive requests for declarable substance lists (DSLs) in various formats, responding to them in an efficient and timely manner can be a challenge. IPC-1754 is an XML template companies can use as a standard response to requests for DSLs. It was developed by an IPC working group (2-18K Materials and Substances Declaration for the Aerospace, Defense, HE and Other Industries) with the input of original equipment manufacturers and the sponsorship of the International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG).
Why Is It Significant?
Meeting reporting requirements for various regulations and collecting data from suppliers are challenges for many companies. Similarly, suppliers may struggle to respond to requests for information from customers across different industries, many of whom do not use a standardized format for data exchange.
IPC-1754 removes some of the difficulties associated with these activities by streamlining the process of requesting data and reporting on substances in products. Companies will reduce the need to create multiple material and substance declarations to meet their reporting requirements.
Want to learn more about IPC-1754? Read our article, Introduction to the IPC-1754 Materials Declaration Standard.
What It Means For Your Company
As manufacturers within the aerospace and defense, heavy equipment and other industries adopt the IPC-1754 standard, you may be required to respond to requests for IPC-1754 declarations if you are a supplier within these industries. At minimum, you will be required to complete a product statement (Class E), but may be asked for additional information in a DSL substances declaration (Class F) and/or additional substances up to a full substance disclosure (Class G).
Although it was created with the aerospace and defense, and heavy machinery industries in mind, IPC-1754 can be leveraged by companies across a range of other industries as well. Adopting IPC-1754 provides the following benefits:
- Streamlines reporting on various product compliance regulations, including the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation, the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive and Proposition 65, by allowing use of various DSLs
- Can be adopted throughout the supply chain, ensuring suppliers at all tiers are on the same page
- Establishes a common set of data fields that can be used by suppliers across multiple industries
- Allows for more streamlined communications between IT systems
For more information on IPC-1754, join us for essential knowledge and learning opportunities on May 24, 2018 at The Standards Symposium: IPC-1754, or contact our experts.