Data Exchange Standards
IPC-175x family of standards establishes a standard reporting format for data exchange between supply chain participants. This series of standards is XML-schema based, which allows for more efficient and effective communication of data. Each standard in the series is explained below.
IPC-1751A (Amendment 1) Generic Requirements for Declaration Process Management
IPC-1751A provides the basic supplier/requestor details for declarations necessary between members of a supply chain relationship. This standard contains general information and is supplemented by sectional standards requiring more detailed information. This standard is mandatory as part of all other data exchange sectional standard declarations.
An amendment to IPC-1751A was published in December 2012 that includes several enhancements to the standard. Amendment 1 to IPC-1751A can be downloaded by visiting www.ipc.org/1751.
IPC-1752A (Amendment 1) Materials Declaration Management Standard
IPC-1752A is the materials declaration standard for companies in the supply chain to share information on materials in products. In December 2012, an amendment to IPC-1752A was published that provides several enhancements. These enhancements include:
- New lists for IEC 62474 Material Classes and REACH Article 67 Substance Restrictions
- Improved reporting of RoHS exemptions listed in Annex III and Annex IV of the RoHS2 Directive
- Improved handling of attachments in IPC-1752A declarations to avoid creating very large XML files
Amendment 1 to IPC-1752A supports reporting multiple parts, reorganization and simplification of the reporting levels and relying on third party solution providers to develop tools instead of relying on an Adobe PDF form. The lists of substances are contained in informative annexes in order to improve the ease of updating the dynamic lists. These lists (in both XML and PDF format) can be found on the 2-18b Committee page under “Other Documents.” The lists are updated twice a year following publication of an updated REACH Candidate List by ECHA.
Amendment 1 to IPC-1752A can be downloaded by visiting www.ipc.org/1752.
With the A revision in February 2010, IPC-1752A is no longer supported by a PDF form. Instead, third party solution (software) providers have developed implementation tools that are compatible with the standard. Several solution providers have developed basic, affordable tools that may serve your needs. A full list of solution providers is available on the 2-18b Committee page under “Other Documents.” This list is purely for informational purposes.
IPC-1753 Laboratory Declaration Standard
IPC-1753 will facilitate the exchange of laboratory chemical analysis reports between supply chain members. This standard will have a standardized laboratory report format and method to exchange the information. The need for this sectional standard comes from requests for companies to provide laboratory analytic data to show compliance with the RoHS Directive and other regulatory and customer requirements. This standard is currently under development.
IPC-1755 Conflict Minerals Data Exchange Standard
IPC-1755 is a multi-industry standard for the exchange of information related to conflict minerals. The conflict minerals regulations will require publically traded companies to report whether conflict minerals (tin, tantalum, gold, or tungsten) contained in their product are sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This standard is currently under development. A final standard is expected in June 2013.
IPC-1758 Declaration Requirements for Ship, Pack, and Packing Materials
IPC-1758 allows for the exchange of information regarding the materials used to protect products during shipment between supply chain partners. This standard describes essential information exchange content with respect to packing, supplemented by regulation references for materials, marking, recycling information and recycled content that may be desired to complete the data package.
IPC-1758 can be downloaded by visiting www.ipc.org/1758.