During the transition phase from traditional products to those that are lead-free and RoHS-compliant(*), customers need to be able to understand the current position of products. To support this, FCI has established a system that allows different levels of reporting, as follows:
1. RoHS compliance(*) reporting. This is a reporting template that allows customers to quickly review the current RoHS-status of products. The template covers both Directive 2002/95/EC and Directive 2003/11/EC. It also provides target dates for availability,new LF part numbers and temperature ratings for soldered products.
2. Materials composition reporting. A reporting template that specifies the various materials used in a product, by component and the weight percentages of each material. The report also declares if substances are added intentionally or otherwise.
FCI has adopted the Materials Composition Declaration Guide and is using Level A and Level B criteria for reporting materials. The Level A materials are prohibited or restricted in their use by legislation or require reporting as a result of regulatory effects. Level B substances are listed by industry need for disclosure.
* Reporting is performed to the best of our available knowledge and with all the information available to FCI at the time of reporting. In that respect and for substances like PBD and PBDE, FCI relies on its suppliers and their information.