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Welcome and Introduction
ModeratorSok-Han NgRegulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch
- Session 4: Global Regulatory Updates
China RoHS future development
Alice YauSection Manager, Electrical / Material Testing, TÜV Rheinland Hong Kong Ltd.
- China RoHS working group is studying and discussing to upgrade China RoHS during 2022; and
- Status of the discussion related to the restricted substances upgrade, test methods update and marking requirement update.
Saudia Arabia RoHS regulation
Peng Cheng PohProject Management Manager, SGS (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
- Introduction to SASO RoHS
- SASO RoHS
- SASO RoHS compliance and certification
- SASO RoHS VS EU RoHS
Chemical management policies and regulations in Latin America: trends and updates
Nidia Mariana Calvo MendezManaging Analyst the Americas, Chemical Watch
- Updates of chemical regulations impacting electronics in the Latin America Region (LAR): are articles/electronic products being impacted?; and
- Trends in the region following other countries: e-waste, circular economy, eco-design? What’s next?
- Session 5: E-waste and batteries
New European draft battery regulation
Jordi TurróDirector, Circular Compliance
- Overview of the new EU Battery Regulation and implementation timelines.
- Comparison to the current EU Battery Directive from 2006 (which will be replaced by the new Regulation); and
- New requirements related to labelling, maximum carbon footprint, minimum recycled content, performance and durability, electronic exchange of information (battery passport), collection rate targets and recycling efficiencies.
Circular economy - EU circular economy initiatives and electronics
Mats LinderHead of Consulting, Stena Recycling
- The untapped value of WEEE getting lost in the linear, take-make-disposed economy;
- How circular economy principles can unlock this value, reduce environmental impact, and address resource risk/scarcity; and
- What we need to do differently to ensure resources stay in the economy to add value in a safe way.
ModeratorKelly ScanlonDirector, Environmental Policy and Research, IPC, USA
- Session 6: Substance-specific issues and standards
Raising awareness: steps the electronics industry can take to prepare for emerging PFAS policies
Suhani Chitalia, Esq.Manager, Environmental Regulatory Affairs, IPC
- Insights into challenges associated with identifying PFAS uses in electronics manufacturing processes and products; and
- Steps the electronics industry is taking to prepare for upcoming regulatory actions and obligations
PFAS updates for the electronics sector in Europe
Jonatan KleimarkSenior Chemicals and Business Advisor, ChemSec
- How can companies initiate a phase-out of PFASs and what support is available?;
- Availability of alternatives to PFAS uses within the electronics sector; and
- The urgency and importance of action from companies on the PFAS issue.
Safer low volatile organic compounds (VOC's) solvents and safer flame retardants
Lauren Heine PH.D.Director of Science & Data Integrity, Cofounder, ChemFORWARD
- How can electronics manufacturers reduce VOCs in manufacturing while ensuring that they maintain and/or continue to improve the human health and environmental fate and toxicity profiles of the chemicals used in their products and processes?;
- How can manufacturers find chemical hazard and relevant performance information on solvent candidates for use in low VOC products?; and
- How can manufacturers get out ahead of regulations to select flame retardants that meet material compatibility requirements and that are inherently of low hazard?
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