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Session 8 Agenda Announced for the High-Reliability Cleaning and Coating Conference

Oct 31, 2012

 Industry-leading associations IPC and SMTA jointly announce the agenda for Session 8 of the High-Reliability Cleaning and Coating Conference, scheduled to take place November 13-15, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel – O’Hare in Chicago, IL.  The conference is intensely focused on electronics assembly reliability, and the influence of cleaning and coating upon producing reliable hardware.

The Environmental Standards and Regulations session will provide insight into the Ozone Transport Commission’s (OTC) move to legislate the reduction of volatile organic carbons (VOCs) in densely populated states located in the Northeast. Additionally, presentations will be given on EPA’s Design for the Environment developed to reduce hazards posed by chemicals used within the work space, REACH, RoHS2, SVHC and Conflict Minerals and how they affect the assembly business, and on alternative conformal coating solutions that reduce toxicity while keeping an optimal level of quality and sustainability.

The Environmental Standards and Regulations session will be chaired by Lee Wilmot of TTM Technologies. The speakers and topics are as follows:

1. Regulations and Productive Electronic Assembly: A Review of the Proposed OTC Regulations Targeted for 13 Eastern States ~ Barbara Kanegsberg, BFK Solutions
2. Green Screen Chemical Hazard Assessment Tool for Selecting Safer Cleaning Agents ~ Curtis Wray, Hewlett Packard
3. Reduction of VOC Emissions and Alternatives to Toxic Conformal Coatings ~ Emmanuelle Guene, Inventec
4. RoHS2/REACH/Conflict Materials ~ Ron Lasky, Ph.D., Indium Corporation
To advance your understanding of environmental standards and regulations that govern manufacturing, plan to attend the Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference. For more information about the conference, visit http://www.smta.org/cleaning. The technical program for the conference is available at http://www.ipc.org/calendar/2012/cleaning-coating/cleaning-coating-brochure.htm.

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