Papros, Inc. of San Jose, Calif. has updated its MRPRO REACH software module so it can read compositions of parts having multiple layers/sub-part groups in mixtures whose material declaration data is prepared for the IPC 1752-2 standard. The software can be used to declare any number of substances that have a unique CAS number. The REACH module can read the data and calculate annual tonnage of any substance in the product. MRPRO can also be used to prepare REACH registration documents.
The end user interface can be an Excel file or an Internet browser. All data is kept and manipulated in xml and AJAX (the web 2.0 technology) so it can be easily shared. The product first assesses the annual tonnage of any substance in the product being shipped to the European Union and creates a linked repository for data supporting REACH requirements.