How will REACH compliance affect your business?

If you manufacture or even just sell products in the US you already must comply with pertinent EPA and FDA regulations.  And if you ship to California your have their list of known and suspect materials that must be reported.  For those of us dealing with a global marketplace the RoHS directive was proposed in […]

Why Lead-free RoHS Circuit Board Assemblies?

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive 2002/95/EC began as a European movement to decrease the deposition into the environment of known carcinogens and to enhance the recyclability of mixed-material waste. The goal was to create a new generation of electrical products that are free of substances hazardous to health and the environment. Initially all […]

Effects of Shipment Terms and Conditions

Like it or not we must import from offshore so shipment terms and conditions are increasingly important. Regardless of the economic and the political climate, within the bounds of our 50 states we cannot locally source all our finished goods or even our raw materials. The US has been overtaken by China as the world’s leading manufacturing […]