“Halogen Free” or “Low Halogen” electronics are now an industry expectation. Understanding the definitions of “Halogen Free” and “Low Halogen” are difficult because the definitions change based on the type of material to which they apply. Environmental groups continue to target the use of Halogenated substances, specifically Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs), Chlorinated Flame Retardants (CFRs), and Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC), which has lead the consumer electronics industry to yield to their pressure by announcing target deadlines for the removal of these halogentaed compounds.
Because of multiple definitions of “Halogen Free” and “Low Halogen”, as well as understanding the different requirements set by individual companies involved, it is very difficult to determine a compliance strategy.
Solution: Partner with EMT and determine your optimal compliance strategy.
- EMT is an active participant in the “Halogen Free” movement.
- EMT has partnered with several companies and provide a compliance strategy tailored to their needs
- EMT was the only invited laboratory to present at the INTEL/IPC “It’s Not Easy Being Green” symposium in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- EMT is an active member of the IPC 4-33a Low Halogen Electronics Standard Task Group for J-STD-709.
- EMT is also a participating Lab for the Round Robin Testing in Support of IPC Low Halogen Standard - J-STD-709
- IEC’s International Interlaboratory Study (IIS) for method development for the EU RoHS Directive.
Understanding the “Halogen Free” or “Low Halogen” definitions is confusing. Let the EMT Experts assist with your compliance strategy
Please review EMT’s Product Ecology brochure and contact Gerald Bagnowski at 847 324 3323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.