Compliance and Quality

QUALITY POLICY - SAMTEC accepts responsibility for the complete satisfaction of its customers. We exercise this responsibility through adequate training of associates, adherence to proven procedures, appropriate quality objectives, total commitment to meeting and exceeding customer requirements, and through maintaining an organizational culture that fosters continual improvement on the effectiveness of the quality management system.

Samtec Quality Assurance video

Quality Assurance Information

Samtec products are subject to the following general specifications and standard test procedures.

For additional quality concerns please feel free to email quality@samtec.com.

Certifications, Reports, Resources

Samtec Corporate

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ISO-9001
IATF 16949
ISO-14001

Samtec Asia Pacific – Penang

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ISO-9001
IATF 16949
ISO-14001

Samtec China - Hui Zhou

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ISO-9001
IATF 16949
ISO-14001

Samtec Costa Rica

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ISO-9001
IATF 16949
ISO-14001
ISO 50001

Samtec Asia Pacific – Malaysia

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ISO-9001
IATF 16949
ISO-14001

Samtec – Scottsburg

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ISO-9001
IATF 16949

Samtec Asia Pacific – Singapore

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ISO-9001
  • Environment

    Environmental Policy Statement

    Samtec is committed to conducting business in a manner that will preserve and protect the environment. This commitment includes the following objectives:

    • Complying with environmental laws and other agreed upon requirements
    • Promoting the prevention of pollution
    • Conserving natural resources
    • Recycling materials
    • Reducing waste
    • Appropriate environmental objectives

    These objectives are to ensure a safe and secure environment for our customers, associates and the community through an Environmental Management System (EMS) that is continually improving.

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    Corporate Sustainability

    Initiatives and Compliance

    As you can see from our Quality Policy Statement above, Samtec is an environmentally conscious company committed to staying aligned with the environmental directives and "green" policies being implemented worldwide. This includes the expanding lead-free initiative, the European ELV Legislation, the WEEE Directive, the RoHS Directive, as well as many other forth-coming global environmental policies.

    The majority of Samtec products are compliant with the EU WEEE and RoHS Directives as they are currently written.

    WEEE Requirements

    The Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE - 2002/96/EG) came into force throughout Europe on 13 August 2005 and was amended by the recast Directive 2012/19/EU. The purpose of this Directive is to prevent uncontrolled disposal of WEEE and to put it to good use, recycling or other form of recovery. In the following, SAMTEC Inc. explains the recycling solution based on this WEEE directive.

    For more information about the WEEE Directive, see the following link: EC Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (European Commission)

    WEEE Logo

    According to this directive, SAMTEC products are considered B2B products and are subsequently labelled in accordance with the WEEE directive. The crossed-out wheeled bin symbol is placed on all products that must be disposed of in accordance with this directive.

    If you find the crossed-out wheeled bin on a product (its labeling or its packaging) that you have purchased from Samtec; take note of the information detailed in the document titled “Samtec WEEE Requirements and Take Back Scheme“ (linked below) when disposing of the product.


    For questions regarding Samtec's Environmental Initiatives and Compliance, please contact our Product Environmental Compliance Group.

    Additional Documentation

    Outgassing
    Third Party ICP Test Results

    Conflict Minerals

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    Conflict Minerals Statement
    Conflict Minerals RMI CMRT
    RMI EMRT
  • UL

    Recognitions

    Samtec maintains the following UL Recognitions. To learn more on a products level you may view Test Reports on the Technical Specifications section of our website by typing any products into the search box.

  • Safety Compliance and Documentation

    MSDS Reports

    Please be advised that according to The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200, Samtec Products are, by definition, an article. Samtec products are not hazardous or toxic under conditions of normal use.

    As defined under OSHA HCS 29 CFR 1910.1200, "article" means:

    1. A manufactured item which is formed to specific shape or design during manufacture.
    2. A manufactured item which has end-use functions dependent in whole or in part upon its shape or design during end-use functions.
    3. A manufactured item which does not release, or otherwise result in exposure to a hazardous chemical under normal use.

    Samtec products do not involve any exposure to hazardous materials under normal use and based on the HCS definitions of 29 CFR 1910.1200, no MSDS is required.

    Part specific material declarations of Samtec products are available on request (a valid Samtec part number is required to obtain a Material Declaration). For more information on MSDS Reports, contact our General Technical Support Group.

    Recommended Storage Conditions

    The intent of this recommendation is to ensure Samtec’s global customers experience the highest quality and reliability with our wide array of products. Samtec recommends that customers use well-controlled climatic storage conditions (Controlled Storage Room or CSR), as defined in IEC 60721-3-1 (classification 1K20), unless otherwise specified by Samtec. Those CSR conditions are as follows:

    Temperature Range: 20 – 25°C
    Relative Humidity Range: 20 – 75%

    Tin plated components maximum storage at recommended CSR conditions is 12 months. Gold plated components maximum storage at recommended CSR conditions is 18 months. Samtec recommends that components stored beyond these durations or outside the recommended CSR conditions should be tested for solderability per IPC/EIA/JEDEC J-STD-002E Category 1 prior to introduction to production processing.

    It should be noted that the above information applies to the vast majority of Samtec products which are:

    1. Electrically-passive components
    2. Non-moisture-sensitive devices
    3. Dry-pack packaging is not required
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    Recommended Storage Conditions
    Handling of Samtec Products

    Wear protective gloves when handling Samtec products to prevent contamination.

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    Handling of Samtec Products
  • Tools

    Quality Tools

    In order to make it as easy as possible for you to access the quality information you need from Samtec, we have created a few easy to use tools for your convenience.

    Material Declaration

    Allows the user to enter up to 50 Samtec Part Numbers and instantly retrieve material declaration documentation for those part numbers.

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    Access the Material Declaration Tool
    European RoHS Compliance

    Allows the user to enter up to 50 Samtec Part Numbers and instantly retrieve a European RoHS Certificate of Compliance for those part numbers.

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    Access the European RoHS and REACH Compliance Tool
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