iNEMI, IPC, and RosettaNet Collaborate On Specs For Materials Declarations
IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries, the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) and RosettaNet have announced the development of a new IPC standard that will establish electronic data formats and supporting standardized forms to simplify the exchange of materials declaration information between trading partners in the electronics industry. This standard will integrate and leverage existing industry efforts in this area, including recommendations from the iNEMI Materials Declaration and Material Composition Data (MCD) Exchange projects and RosettaNet's e-business process standards for material composition. The European Union's (EU) Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) is driving new requirements for the management and exchange of information. Information about the material composition of all components and bulk materials that go into the manufacturing of products will have to be available and shared across multiple tiers of the supply chain to support RoHS compliance.