Without prompting, the supplier shall inform Müller of so-called 'conflict materials' in his products. Conflict materials according to the Dodd-Frank Act, Section 1502, include the raw materials tantalum, tin, gold and wolfram [tungsten] mined in global conflict areas. You find a list of conflict areas on the website of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission www.sec.gov.
Bare PCBs and PCBs to be fitted with components shall conform to UL Standards and must be marked as compliant with UL Standards. This requires in particular the selection of a UL listed and marked PCB type including file number, marking according to the UL Standards described in the authorization document, compliance with fire hazard class UL94-V1 or better and a glass transition temperature Tg of at least 105 °C.
The supplier shall discuss possible deviations from the above standards with Müller in every individual case. Agreements on such deviations require the written form.
As of the day these guidelines take effect, the substances mentioned below are not yet subject to applicable regulations. However, according to widely accepted current consensus, the effects of these substances on health and environments are particularly worrisome. Without prompting, suppliers shall inform Müller of the use or presence of the substances listed below providing Müller did not explicitly ask for the use of these substances in the order (hidden or non- apparent use)
- Antimony (Sb)
- Arsenic (As)
- Beryllium (Be)
- Carbon nanotubes (CNTs)
- Nickel (Ni)
- Selenium (Se)
- Bromated flame retardants, flame retardants
- Chlorinated flame retardants
- Diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP)
- Diisononyl phthalate (DINP)
- Bisphenol A (BPA)
- Inorganic cyanide compounds
- Radioactive Substances
- Benzenamine, N-phenyl-, Reaction Products with Styrene
and 2,4,4-Trimethylpentene (BNST)