IPC-1754 Standard Published

IPC-1754 Standard Published

The Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC) has officially published the Materials and Substance Declaration for the Aerospace and Defense, Heavy Equipment and Other Industries standard, more commonly known as IPC-1754.

IPC-1754 was developed to streamline the data reporting process for companies that receive requests for declarable substance lists (DSLs), which can come in various formats. It is a standard XML template that simplifies the process for suppliers who may struggle to respond to customers across different industries. The flexibility in its data fields allows users to incorporate data exchange on chemical substances that may be present in materials, or used in production, operations, maintenance, repair or overhaul/refurbishment.

The standard was developed by an IPC working group (2-18K Materials and Substances Declaration for the Aerospace, Defense, Heavy Equipment and Other Industries) with the input of original equipment manufacturers and the sponsorship of the International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG), but its customizable nature lends itself to broader adoption across a number of industries.

To learn more about the standard directly from those involved in developing it, register now for the Standards Symposium on May 24.

As manufacturers within the aerospace and defense, heavy equipment and other industries adopt the IPC-1754 standard, suppliers may be required to respond to requests for IPC-1754 declarations if they work with companies in these industries. At minimum, they will be required to complete a product statement (Class E), but may be asked for additional information in a DSL substances declaration (Class F) and/or additional substances up to a full substance disclosure (Class G).

As these industries adopt the IPC-1754 standard, broader adoption across a range of industries (such as electronics and medical devices) may occur. The standard streamlines reporting on various product compliance regulations that extend beyond the aerospace and defense, heavy equipment and other industries, such as the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation, the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive and Proposition 65, by allowing the use of other DSLs.

The standard can also easily be adopted throughout the supply chain, ensuring consistency across all tiers while establishing a common set of data fields that can be leveraged in multiple industries. Now that the standard has officially been published, companies need to prepare their compliance programs to respond to requests using IPC-1754. To learn more about about the IPC-1754 standard, download our guide.