SAVE THE DATE – ITI & IPC Roadshow 2019

ITI & IPC Conference on Emerging & Critical Environmental Product Requirements

Dates have been announced for the yearly roadshow co-hosted by the IPC and ITI Associations. The roadshow consists of a series of lectures from leaders in the industry and addresses multiple topics concerning global environmental regulations and issues. TPP will again be sponsoring the event at each location. We welcome you to stop by our booth and see how TPP can help you meet your environmental compliance goals. Registration begins soon. Follow us on social media for updates on registration dates, topics of discussion, and specific locations.

June 3rd – Boston, Massachusetts

June 5th – Chicago, Illinois

June 7th – Silicon Valley, California

6 New Substances added to the Candidate List of SVHCs

Six additional substances have been included in the EU REACH regulation’s Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) Candidate List, now totaling 197 SVHCs:

2,2-bis(4′-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentane (CAS 6807-17-6)

Benzo[k]fluoranthene (CAS 207-08-9)

Fluoranthene (CAS 206-44-0; 93951-69-0)

Phenanthrene (CAS 85-01-8)

Pyrene (CAS 129-00-0; 1718-52-1)

1,7,7-trimethyl-3-(phenylmethylene)bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one (CAS 15087-24-8)

The substances were added due to their endocrine-disrupting, carcinogenic, toxic to reproduction, very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) or persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) properties.

The announcement was made by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) on January 15th 2019 and suppliers of articles containing any of the newly included substances above 0.1% (weight by weight) concentration have an obligation to communicate this information to consumers and recipients in their supply chain.

The Candidate List is typically updated every six months; therefore, monitoring of REACH SVHCs and product evaluation are imperative to companies in scope of the regulation. For more information on how TPP can help with your REACH requirements visit REACH Compliance or contact us at TPPSales@totalpartsplus.com.

Join Total Parts Plus at the 2018 DMSMS Event in Nashville, TN

Join Total Parts Plus at the 2018 DMSMS Event in Nashville, TN

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Total Parts Plus is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the DMSMS Event at Nashville’s Music City Center December 3 – 6, 2018.

The Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) event is an annual event that focuses on the identifying and mitigating supply issues resulting from obsolescence, loss of manufacturing sources, and material shortages that may result before the end of a product’s life cycle. The event is aimed at helping industries plan for sustainable systems in an accelerated acquisition environment.

Total Parts Plus will be available to showcase our latest obsolescence and compliance management solutions. We help provide an all-inclusive solution for obsolescence tracking, compliance reporting, and data analysis. Join TPP at Booth 357 and stay up-to- on the latest industry trends, and learn new and exciting ways to sustain and grow your business.

Event registration can be found at http://www.dmsmsmeeting.com/pages/attend.html.

10 New Substances added to the Candidate List of SVHCs

ECHA has added 10 additional substances to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs), bringing the total substances to 191.

With toxic properties ranging from Persistent, Bioaccumulating, and Toxic (PBT); very Persistent and very Bioaccumulating (vPvB); respiratory sensitizing; or reproduction and endocrine-disrupting, the below substances were added to the Candidate List for authorization on 27 June 2018:

  • Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4)
  • Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5)
  • Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6)
  • Lead
  • Disodium octaborate
  • Benzo[ghi]perylene
  • Terphenyl hydrogenated
  • Ethylenediamine (EDA)
  • Benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid 1,2 anhydride (trimellitic anhydride) (TMA)
  • Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP)

To minimize serious effects on human health and/or the environment, substances added to the Candidate List could eventually be included in the Authorisation List. Once added to the Authorisation List, suppliers will need to apply for permission to continue using that substance after the Sunset Date.

Suppliers may have legal obligations to consumers and customers down the supply chain if an included substance; either on its own, in a mixture, or in articles, is contained in their products. Specific obligations apply to any supplier of articles with an included substance contained in a concentration above 0.1% (weight by weight). Producers and importers of articles have six months from the date of inclusion in the Candidate List (27 June 2018) to notify ECHA of any articles containing the substance(s). Information regarding obligations can be found on ECHA’s website.

TPP launches new IPC 1752A Generator

Total Parts Plus, Inc.

70 Ready Avenue, NW

Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548

Phone: (850) 244-7293

www.totalpartsplus.com

 

For Immediate Release

TPP launches new IPC 1752A Generator

 

Fort Walton Beach, FL – May 31, 2018 – Total Parts Plus (TPP), a leading data provider for environmental compliance reporting, announces the launch of the new IPC 1752A Generator.

 

The IPC 1752A Generator was designed to complement the latest updates from Amendment 3 of the IPC Materials Declaration Management Standard, which include further alignment with IEC 62474 and enhancements to better facilitate transferring data between systems.

 

The generator will allow creation of Class A, B, C, or D declarations in either XML or PDF format, and users will now be able to store declarations and input data from an existing xml documents.  Declarations can be created in either Request/Reply or Distribute mode, allowing users to respond to specific customer requests or create declarations for general distribution.  Class D homogeneous material declarations can be manually entered or imported through an excel template.

 

“The features built into the IPC 1752A Generator will ease the burden of material declaration reporting and give users the flexibility to satisfy customer requirements a number of ways, and in multiple formats,” states Keith Biggs, CEO of TPP, “resulting in time savings for declaration creators who can now save and edit their IPC material declarations, and import data directly into the form.”

 

About Total Parts Plus:

 

Total Parts Plus (TPP) specializes in parts data content for product environmental compliance and lifecycle management. TPP’s data collection and validation services along with our suite of cloud-based applications provide a comprehensive solution for data analysis and compliance reporting.

TPP is dedicated to providing clients with a highly accurate, innovative, and cost-effective compliance reporting service. With close relationships to manufacturers, industry groups, and suppliers, TPP offers full compliance traceability, continued data management, and monitoring of legislative changes for the most accurate reporting.

For more information, visit www.totalpartsplus.com.

 

Contact:

TPP Sales

tppsales@totalpartsplus.com

70 Ready Avenue, NW

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

850-244-7293

TPP to sponsor ITI & IPC Conference on Emerging & Critical Environmental Product in June 2018

May 2018

Keeping up with ever-expanding environmental regulations and issues can seem like a daunting task. That’s why Total Parts Plus is pleased to announce their joint sponsorship of the ITI & IPC Conference on Emerging & Critical Environmental Product Requirements.

 

Leading industry professionals will offer updates on trends and what to expect on such issues as the EU Circular Economy Strategy; EU RoHS Directive, with a focus on exemption requests; the REACH regulation, including enforcement and registration; China and Southeast Asia environmental restrictions, looking at RoHS; The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); and California Green Chemistry Initiative.

 

Total Parts Plus offers a suite of software tools and applications to provide a comprehensive solution for data analysis and compliance reporting. Join us to connect with leading industry speakers and to hear more about how our advanced data collection and validation services can help you stay ahead of the legal, regulatory, and customer requirements.

 

JUNE 4 • Boston, Massachusetts
JUNE 6 • Chicago Area, Illinois
JUNE 8 • Silicon Valley, California

 

If you are interested in attending one of the events, details can be found HERE.

EU REACH: Restricted Substances List Receives Three New Entries

 

ECHA has updated the REACH Annex XVII Restricted Substance list to include three new substances.  Updated on 8 May 2018, the list of restricted substances now contains 71 individual entries. Companies will be expected to gather information from their suppliers to determine if any of the substances are contained in their products and if they are within the threshold requirements.

Entry 69: Methanol 

With a goal of reducing incidences of methanol poisoning by children or as well as chronic alcoholics using methanol as a cheap substitute for alcohol; Methanol shall not be placed on the market to the general public after 9 May 2019 in consumer windshield washing or defrosting fluids, in concentration to or greater than 0.6% by weight.

 

Entry 70: Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5)

To reduce the amount of D4 and D5 that are washed off with water during normal use, D4 and D5 shall not be placed on the market in wash-off cosmetics in concentrations great than or equal to 0.1% by weight of either substance, after 31 January 2020.

D4 and D5 are of concern due to their release into freshwater and their subsequent persistence and build-up in sediments, followed by bioaccumulation through the food chain. D4 contains both Persistent, Bio-accumulative and Toxic (PBT), as well as very Persistent and very Bio-accumulative vPvB characteristics, while D5 is classified as vPvB. Each has a range of generally similar uses in cosmetic products.

 

Entry 71: 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP)

To reduce the risk to health workers exposed to NMP, this substance shall not be placed on the market in concentrations great than or equal to 0.3% after 9 May 2020 without relevant chemical safety reports and safety data sheets. Safety documentation must include the appropriate risk management measures and operational conditions necessary to ensure the exposure to health workers is below 14.4mg/m3 by inhalation and 4.8mg/kg/day for dermal exposure. NMP used as a solvent or reactant in the process of coating wires will not be restricted until 9 May 2024.

NMP is of concern due to its reproductive, eye, and skin toxicity.

 

Always get the latest information on REACH updates

For more information regarding any REACH updates visit our website at www.totalpartpslus.com

 

References: /echa.europa.eu/

 

*REACH – Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals

*ECHA – European Chemical Agency

 

REACH 2018 Questions and Answers Webinar

REACH 2018 Questions and Answers Webinar

Do you still have unanswered questions regarding the upcoming Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) 2018 deadline of 31 May 2018? The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is offering an online Q & A session that will cover all aspects of the upcoming registration.

 

The webinar is scheduled to be held on:

Date: 17 May 2018

Time: 11:00 – 13:00 EEST (Eastern European Summer Time), GMT +3.

 

Register HERE to ask ECHA’s experts any questions relating to registration, from knowing your portfolio and finding your co-registrants to preparing and submitting your registration dossier.

To learn more about REACH 2018 and if you are affected by the upcoming deadline, visit https://echa.europa.eu/reach-2018

 

For more information, contact Total Parts Plus today or visit our website at www.totalpartsplus.com. Our experienced team will be available to answer questions and concerns about REACH related matters.

 

New* RoHS project to assess the substances currently restricted under Directive 2011/65/EU

A new RoHS project to assess the substances currently restricted under Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2), as well as evaluate a request for a new Annex III exemption has been started. The two-part project, Pack 15, being led by the Oeko-Instritut and Fraunhofer IZM, includes Part 1: Substance restriction and Part 2: Exemption evaluation.

Part 1 of this RoHS project supports the requirements laid out in RoHS 2 Article 6, which calls for periodic review of the restricted substances listed in Annex II, as well as includes the stipulations for amending that list. This substance restriction portion of Pack 15 will begin with updating the existing methods of identifying and assessing substances to ensure they meet the criteria listed in Article 6 of the RoHS 2 Directive (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32011L0065&from=EN). During the course of this revision, seven new substances will be evaluated as possible additions to the Annex II substances (http://rohs.exemptions.oeko.info/index.php?id=289).

  • Diantimony trioxide
  • Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBP-A)
  • Indium phosphide
  • Medium chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCPs) -Alkanes, 14-17, chloro
  • Beryllium and its compounds
  • Nickel sulphate and nickel sulfamate
  • Cobalt dichloride and cobalt sulphate

 

This task will also inventory the current substances and produce quantitative usage data for those prioritized substances used in EEE, along with create a view for refining the prioritization for restriction of substances in future review cycles.

Part 2 of Pack 15 entails updating the existing methods of exemption application approval while keeping with the criteria set forth in Article 5 of the RoHS 2 Directive (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32011L0065&from=EN). Methods used during previous exemptions evaluations will also be considered in order to provide further guidance. During the process of updating the methodology, a new exemption request for “the use of cadmium in luminescent material for on-chip application on LED semiconductor chips” will be considered for approval.

This project was assigned to Oeko-Instritut and Fraunhofer IZM on 29 December 2017 and will run over the course of 18 months, ending on 28 June 2019. All announcements will be made on the Pack 15 project page of the RoHS website. Stakeholder consultations will be performed in the course of this study in order to fulfill the above stated objectives. There is currently an open stakeholder consultation on the addition of the seven substances open until 15 June 2018. (http://rohs.exemptions.oeko.info/index.php?id=289)

New version of CMRT is available for download – Version 5.11

The latest version of the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) is now available for download from Responsible Minerals Initiative – RMI. Version 5.11 includes several updates and corrections.

Changes from the previous 5.10 version to 5.11 include:

  • Corrections to bugs and errors
    • Update to ISO country, state and province lists.
  • Enhancements which do not conflict with IPC-1755.
  • Updates to the Smelter Reference List and Standard Smelter List (available here).
  • Name changes to reflect the organization’s rebrand

The Conflict Minerals Reporting Template is the industry standard for companies to show their due diligence in reporting their minerals’ countries of origin and which smelters are being used in their products.

The next version of the CMRT is expected in November 2018, however no major revisions are anticipated.

Download the latest CMRT version from:  RMI_CMRT (1)

The completion guide is downloadable in English, Chinese, German and Japanese.

Please contact our team at Total Parts Plus for any assistance or questions.