EU SCIP Database Support in IEC 62474

The IEC 62474 International Material Declaration standard was revised in 2018 as part of a periodic review.  The revised International Standard was published in November 2018, introducing several new capabilities based on emerging regulatory requirements, user feedback, and the needs of other industries.  This included a new Declaration for Compliance module and additional support for […]

EU – ECHA Publishes Data Format for SCIP Database

On October 31, 2019, ECHA published the data format that manufacturers, importers, and distributors will need to follow to submit data into the Substances of Concern in Products (SCIP) database. ECHA is currently developing a prototype system that it expects to have available for public testing in late January next year.  The fully functional system […]

EU – ECHA Provides Data Requirements for SVHC in Articles (SCIP) Database

On September 9, 2019, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) provided the specification with information requirements for the WFD (Waste Framework Directive) Database that manufacturers will need to use to submit information on SVHCs in their products.  ECHA is now referring to this as the SCIP Database. Manufacturers whose products are sold into the EU and […]

France – Publishes Decree on SVHC in Waste-Generating Products

On October 4, 2021, France published Decree No. 2021-1285 on Identification of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) in Waste-generating Products. The decree is another implementing regulation associated with the French Anti-Waste Promotion of Circular Economy, Law 2020-105. The decree specifies which hazardous substances in products placed on the French market that need to be […]


On 31 December 2020 all restrictions, substances on the Candidate List, and substances on the Authorisation List that were in force were carried over from EU REACH to UK REACH. Priorities will be identified annually for the UK REACH WORK Program, as a coordinated effort by UK, Welsh, and Scottish governments. The work that the […]

IPC-1752B – Materials Declaration Standard Published

The revised IPC-1752B: Materials Declaration Management Standard was published by IPC in early July 2020. The standard is a major revision to IPC-1752A which was in effect from 2010 until 2020. IPC-1752B includes technical changes that are not backward compatible to earlier versions of the standard. It supports SCIP data by using a combination of […]

IPC-1754 – Amendment 2 is Approved at Ballot

IPC-1754 Materials and Substances Declaration for Aerospace and Defense and Other Industries, Amendment 2 was approved March 2020 and is expected to be published in May 2020. IPC-1754 supports several material declaration features needed by Aerospace and several other industries that go beyond the IPC-1752 and IEC 62474 standards, including declaring manufacturing processes and process […]

EU – REACH Article 33 Enforcement Project Report

In a November 18, 2019 press release, ECHA announced the results and publication of the official report on a REACH Article 33 Enforcement Project involving 15 EU countries. The project tested 682 articles from 405 companies; products included: “clothing, footwear and home textiles; wires, cables and electronic accessories; plastic or textile floorings; wall coverings; and […]