We received some interesting updates from N. Nagaraj, president of Papros, a company that helps manufacturers with environmental compliance.
First off, the Electronic Industries Alliance has released a new version of its Joint Industry Guide (JIG) for materials declaration. According to Nagaraj, the Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC) is working on a new version of its own materials declaration. The good news is that the IPC and JIG will be very similar. So the days of conflicting standards in materials declaration may be over.
Nagaraj also pointed us to an online link for REACH guidance.