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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
A manufactured item which is formed to specific shape or design during manufacture.
A manufactured item which has end-use functions dependent in whole or in part upon its shape or design during end-use functions.
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.
Tin plated components maximum storage at CSR (Controlled Storage Room) conditions is 12 months. Gold plated components maximum storage at CSR is 18 months. Samtec recommends that components stored at CSR beyond the times listed should be tested for solderability per IPC/EIA/JEDEC J-STD-002B Category 1 prior to introduction to production processing.
CSR conditions defined as 20C+/-5C @ maximum 50% relative humidity.
It should be noted that the above information applies to the vast majority of Samtec products which are:
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