‘Low-Halogen’ Standard Ready for Industry Comment PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 26 July 2012 13:19

BANNOCKBURN, IL – A PDF copy of the final draft for industry review of IPC-4903, A Guideline for Defining "Low-Halogen" Electronic Products, is available for review and comment.

The comment period for this circulation is 60 days. Return comments to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Aug. 4.

The developing committee will discuss and resolve comments received on this circulation at a venue to be announced.

At this stage, IPC is in the process of forming the consensus body whose members commit to review and cast ballots on the proposed standard. Any interested party may join the ballot group and must actively participate in the development of IPC-4903 from this point forward.

To join the group, visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/4903ballotgroup



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