SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News

IPC Issues Statement on TSCA Modernization Act of 2015

May 14, 2015

On behalf of IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® and an estimated 800,000 people employed in our 2,200 U.S. member facilities, we commend the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy for taking action on the draft TSCA Modernization Act of 2015. 

IPC supports bipartisan efforts to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976, which needs to be modernized to reflect 21st century realities.  A strong, cost-effective, science-based federal chemical regulatory program is important to our members, their customers, and all consumers. The draft bill offered by Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) is a positive step in the right direction.  Although the bill does not address IPC’s concerns regarding the current TSCA reporting requirements that create an incentive to landfill byproducts rich in valuable metals, rather than recycle them, IPC appreciated the statements of Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) and members Bill Johnson (R-OH) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) on this issue, and their stated intention to work with their colleagues, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and industry stakeholders to reach a balanced resolution of this issue. 


IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,600 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 and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.

Jun 20, 2017 -

Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. First to Recertify for IPC Qualified Manufacturers Listing

Jun 14, 2017 -

IPC Submits Comments to Trump Administration Regarding Modernization of NAFTA

Jun 07, 2017 -

IPC Hand Soldering Competition Winner Crowned at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2017

Jun 01, 2017 -

North American PCB Order Growth Pushes Book-to-Bill Ratio Higher

May 16, 2017 -

IPC Report Details How PCB Manufacturers Meet Current and Future Technology Demands

May 15, 2017 -

Taiwan Union Technology Corporation Receives the First IPC-4101 Qualified Products Listing Certification

May 15, 2017 -

IPC to Host Fourth Annual Reliability Forum in Germany

May 04, 2017 -

Electronics Industry Leaders Meet with Members of Congress and Leaders of Trump Administration Executives urge policymakers to support pro-manufacturing policies

May 04, 2017 -

IPC Welcomes New Senior Director of Learning and Professional Development

May 03, 2017 -

North American PCB Order Growth Boosts Book-to-Bill Ratio

832 more news from Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC) »

Jun 22, 2017 -

PNC Inc. Invests in LED Laser Direct Imaging system from Miva Technologies

Jun 22, 2017 -

Addressing The Modulation of Light Output -- High Quality LED Manufacturing

Jun 22, 2017 -

Schleuniger, Inc. Receives 2017 Best of Manchester Award

Jun 21, 2017 -

Inovar Inc. Breaks Ground for New Facility on USU Innovation Campus

Jun 21, 2017 -

PNC Inc. Launches Design Webinar Series

Jun 21, 2017 -

Saelig Introduces Mercury™ T2C USB 2.0 & Power Delivery Protocol Analyzer With Type-C Connection

Jun 20, 2017 -

Europlacer Secures Fourth Award from Industry Analysts Frost & Sullivan.

Jun 20, 2017 -

In Memory of Jim D. Raby, PE

Jun 20, 2017 -

Micro-Focused IR Thermal Testing with PDR's Focused IR

Jun 20, 2017 -

SCS to Present ‘Using Conformal Coatings to Mitigate System Failures’ during upcoming Webinar

See electronics manufacturing industry news »

IPC Issues Statement on TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 news release has been viewed 544 times

Reflow Oven

Selective Solder Wetted Nozzles