SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News

SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News

News from Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

Indium Corporation Receives First IPC J-STD-004 QPL Certification

Oct 15, 2013

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® awarded the first IPC J-STD-004 Qualified Products Listing (QPL) certificate to Indium Corporation’s Clinton, N.Y., USA facility. IPC Director of Validation Services Randy Cherry presented the certificate to Indium at the IPC Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings which were co-located with SMTAI at the Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas.

The Indium Corporation recognizes the technical importance of reducing material qualification cycle times,” said Tim Jensen, global product manager, PCB Assembly Materials, at Indium Corporation. “IPC Validation Services are an integral part of our global ‘From One Engineer To Another®’ program. We are proud to be the first electronics materials company certified to IPC J-STD-004.”

Indium Corporation was the first manufacturer to participate in IPC’s new Validation Services QPL/QML Program which was launched earlier this year. Developed to promote supply chain verification, the program provides audit, inspection, testing and advisory services to suppliers throughout the electronics industry.
Indium’s Clinton, N.Y. USA facility was the first site to undergo IPC’s assessment/audit based around IPC J-STD-004, Requirements for Soldering Fluxes. In addition to successfully completing the program, the Indium team provided valuable feedback to IPC which enabled the program to focus on technical processes required to produce flux chemistries. Flux samples were sent to a third-party test lab for verification to the classifications listed in IPC J-STD-004 using IPC-TM-650 test methods.

Future facilities and other QPLs are being considered by Indium Corporation to expand its product offerings and to show conformance to other IPC standards.

For more information about IPC’s Validation Services QPL/QML Program, contact Cherry at or +1 847-597-2806.

IPC ( is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,300 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Chengdu and Beijing, China.

Indium Corporation is a premier materials manufacturer and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, solar, thin-film, and thermal management markets. Products include solders and fluxes; brazes; thermal interface materials; sputtering targets; indium, gallium, germanium, and tin metals and inorganic compounds; and NanoFoil®. Founded in 1934, Indium has global technical support and factories located in China, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

You must be a registered user to talk back to us.

More News from Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

Oct 20, 2016 -

Session 4 of IPC & SMTA's Conference to Focus on Ultra-Thin or Nanocoatings

Oct 20, 2016 -

World PCB Production in 2015 Estimated at $58.6 Billion IPC World PCB Production Report Released

Oct 20, 2016 -

Mayim Bialik Chosen as Opening Keynote at IPC APEX EXPO 2017 Industry votes to hear from actress and neuroscientist

Oct 16, 2016 -

IPC Announces New ESD Control Certification Courses on IPC EDGE

Oct 13, 2016 -

IPC & SMTA’s High-Reliability Cleaning & Conformal Coating Conference’s Session 4 to Focus on Customer Cleaning Challenges/Needs

Oct 09, 2016 -

IPC Celebrates 5th Annual Manufacturing Day

Oct 06, 2016 -

Day 3 Keynote to Address Paths to Medical Device Cleanliness

Sep 29, 2016 -

Volunteers Honored for Contributions to IPC and the Electronics Industry Seventy-Five Awards Presented at Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings

Sep 29, 2016 -

IPC and SMTA to Present High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference

Sep 29, 2016 -

Third Session of the High-Rel Cleaning & Conformal Coating Conference to Focus on Conformal Coating for Class 2 and 3 Electronic Assemblies

(782) more news from Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

Indium Corporation Receives First IPC J-STD-004 QPL Certification news release has been viewed 432 times

 Reflow System

PCB Soldering Tools