Greenville, S.C. Kemet Corp. has added IPC-1752-1 material declarations to its web site. The declarations will cover the company's EU RoHS and lead-free capacitor lines. The IPC-1752 declaration format is an industry standard to communicate material content and manufacturing process information of EU and China RoHS-restricted substances through full material content declaration.
Initially, Kemet will offer Class 1 and Class 2 declarations for surface-mount devices, with plans to expand availability through Class 4 declarations. The declarations can be accessed at www.kemet.com/RoHS or from the home page.
"This is a perfect example of one of our guiding principles: Hear the customer, and be responsive," said Mary Carter-Berrios, Kemet's Manager for Product Environmental Stewardship, in a statement. "Conversion of material declarations to a single format across the industry greatly simplifies the sharing of information required in the environmentally conscious climate of today."
The IPC-1752 material declaration format was developed jointly by OEM, EMS and component manufacturers in an effort to standardize the method for sharing information about product content required for establishing compliance to EU RoHS and other environmental legislation.