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December 13, 2018

Welcome to the December 2018 Design Chain Associates E-mail Newsletter! Happy Holidays from DCA!

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Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference: Call for Abstracts

The 23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference and 9th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry is taking place in Reston, VA from June 11 through 13, 2019.

Once again we are chairing a session focused on the electronics industry and its supply chain. While the theme is "closing the loop" of the chemical life cycle, the conference will accept abstracts that span the breadth and depth of green and sustainable chemistry and engineering topics. Of particular interest are abstracts that emphasize a systems level, life cycle perspective focusing on the role green and sustainable chemistry plays in the design and implementation of recycling, separation chemical/molecular vs physical), and concentration or valorization of byproducts/wastes/waste heat/CO2 and other chemicals.

Learn more and submit an abstract - or consider sponsoring our session - at the GC&E website. But hurry, abstracts will only be accepted through January 14!

EU RoHS: Things are going to get Real

My article for TTI's MarketEYE Resource Center this month focuses on two issues that will define EU RoHS - and potentially other markets' RoHS-like regulations - for the decade of the 20s:

While feedback to governments from industry in stakeholder consultations like these usually only comes from large manufacturers and industry associations, the changes the EU ultimately makes to regulatory requirements like RoHS impact every manufacturer of EEE that sells their products in the EU, along with their supply chains.

Following the process is important - the more you understand what's going on, the more prepared you will be to meet the requirements.

Please let me know your thoughts.

Sustainable Electronics: The Workshop at Polytechnique Montréal

I recently attended a two-day workshop on Sustainable Electronics at Polytechnique Montréal on the University of Montréal campus. Hosted by the Advanced Electroactive Materials group and Professor Clara Santato in the Engineering Physics department, presentations covered an broad range of interesting topics, including

Opportunities exist to fund and work with talented students and researchers, and to contribute to future workshops! Contact me to find out how.

DCA Articles & DCA In The News

Note that you can now catch-up on past DCA newsletters on our DCA In The News web page!

December 5, 2018 TTI MarketEYE: RoHS 3 Begins, as does the RoHS Substance ID Methodology Definition. RoHS 3? Really? Has Mike lost it? Read it and see...

November 22, 2018 Chemical Watch: Call for electronics sector safety standard for environment, health. Unless the electronics industry takes control, government and NGOs will continue to define the path toward environmental and health safety.

November 15, 2018 Chemical Watch: HP Inc: present chemicals management as a business proposition. IBM and HP spoke about how to approach management to improve product-related chemical management.

October 12, 2018 TTI MarketEYE: EU REACH: A Trifecta of Open Stakeholder Consultations. We cover the proposed SVHC consultation as well as important Authorization and Restriction consultations.

Events to Attend

June 11-13, 2019: Reston, VA. ACS Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. See above - Call for Abstracts is open through January 14.

More to come! Stay tuned.

Don't forget to visit our China RoHS Website! We provide access to all the documents you need to understand and comply with the China RoHS regulation.

Contact and Feedback

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Best Regards,
Michael Kirschner

Design Chain Associates LLC

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