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SETTING A STANDARD – A&D INDUSTRY APPROACH FOR SUBSTANCES AND MATERIALS DECLARATION

Sep. 20, 2017 -- Lockheed Martin is working with the International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG®) to develop a substances and materials declaration standard for the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry to more effectively gather information across the A&D supply chain to support product compliance and risk management efforts. The following video provides an overview of the IAEG® chemical reporting tools.

The IAEG® chemical substances reporting resources can be found here.

Chemical regulations and material restrictions impacting A&D companies continue to expand in scope, including the European Union (EU) Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation, the U.S. EPA Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and customer-specific requirements. Consequently, Lockheed Martin has an increasing need to understand the full material content of our products down to the individual component level, including substances in supplier provided parts and substances used in processes.

With the involvement and support of Lockheed Martin, IAEG® collaborated with IPC® to develop a new standard; IPC-1754, Materials and Substance Declaration Standard for the Aerospace and Defense, Heavy Equipment and Other Industries (Draft). The standard will support IAEG®’s goal to develop a common process for A&D companies to use to obtain product-related chemical substance and material information from the industry suppliers through structured information exchange, and is scheduled to be published in December 2017.

If your program/organization is impacted by chemical declaration requirements, we welcome the opportunity to brief your organization and discuss leveraging IAEG® efforts.

If you have any questions, please contact Margaret Proul, Ashley Rubinsky or Rich Forselius.