NAI's quality systems are certified to AS9100 Rev. D and ISO9001:2015 standards plus Federal Aviation Regulations FAR 21 & FAR 45.15. Our in-house, certified QCI trainer ensures that all company assemblers and testers are trained and certified to IPC-A-610 standards. Automated Test Equipment (ATE) and in-house production and test systems reduce delivery time to the customer and ensure every product is tested to the same rigorous standards throughout the production cycle.
As you are aware, the global electronics industry is moving towards lead-free solder and lead-free electronics in order to meet several objectives, including an obligation to comply with the evolving environmental regulations. The scope and timing of this transition is strongly influenced by a European Union initiative directing EU Member Countries to ensure that new electrical and electronic equipment for commercial aerospace industries released after July 1, 2006 does not contain certain hazardous materials such as lead.
NAI endorses designs for the environment and supports the broad goal of eliminating hazards from lead in all of our product offerings and is therefore currently in the process of being able to provide RoHs compliant options based upon business opportunity. However, there is also a consensus within the defense, industrial, and commercial aerospace industries that there are many unanswered questions regarding the use of lead-free solder. Therefore, we will be offering both RoHs compliant solutions as well as those containing Leaded components and solder. At this point, based on our commitment to upholding product quality and reliability, NAI products will still be offered utilizing Lead (Pb) in soldering and re-flow processes, except on RoHs-specified products.
NAI is absolutely committed to ensuring that its products avoid defects in performance, safety, and reliability. Therefore, NAI reminds our customers that based on these objectives we will continue to monitor and participate in the development of lead-free technology tests, validations, and standards for monitoring and control equipment for rugged defense, industrial, and commercial aerospace applications. We expect this situation to continue to evolve, and we will update our progress and our position as lead-free technology advances and matures. It is critical that we position our business to migrate away from lead- contained technology as it is validated and new technologies emerge.
In 1986, California voters approved the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65), requiring businesses to provide warnings to customers about potential exposure to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
To support the stringent high-reliability (hi-rel) requirements demanded by our defense and aerospace customers, NAI uses the latest reputable materials and chemistries that are prevalent in the electronics industry. As a result, much of NAI's products contain lead (in solder), trace amounts of cumene (in adhesives) and titanium dioxide (in adhesives in a non-airborne form), as well as proprietary chemistries used in conformal coatings. NAI’s products are not known to release these chemicals into the environment as liquids or vapors under normal use.
NAI ensures that counterfeit work and/or material is not delivered to NAI through supply-chain management. Counterfeit work/material is defined as a suspected work/material that is a copy or substitute without legal right or authority to do so, or one whose material, performance, or characteristics are knowingly misrepresented by a supplier in the supply chain. NAI has contacted its supply base and has informed all NAI suppliers that they shall immediately notify NAI with the pertinent facts if a supplier becomes aware of and/or suspects that it has supplied counterfeit work/material. NAI has a zero- tolerance policy for counterfeit parts and procures only through authorized channels.
North Atlantic Industries is registered by The Office of Defense Trade Controls as a manufacturer per AECA and ITAR part 122. NAI Manufacturer Registration Statement
North Atlantic Industries recognizes the importance of effective export controls to the United States Government. Export laws are intended to promote American economic interests and protect national security. Employees of North Atlantic Industries (NAI) must comply with Federal Export Controls when selling our products, services or information.
NAI EXPORT CONTROL POLICY
Covering ITAR/EAR/OFAC Compliance, Revised 2019.08.06
1. Comply with federal export laws while conducting business
2. Maintain an effective and current training program in compliance with export regulations
3. Identify and protect export-controlled information and technology
4. Continually improve control processes
Dodd-Frank Act (Section 1502) “Conflict Minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo”
NAI has ensured that all material/components delivered to NAI do not contain 3TG minerals: Tantalum (derived from Columbite-Tantalite), Tungsten (derived from Wolframite), Tin (derived from Cassiterite), Gold, and/or finished material originating or sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo or the conflict region surrounding it. NAI has commitments from its suppliers that they have policies in place to support NAI doctrine on this matter.
NAI is continually monitoring its supply chain to ensure that Counterfeit and Conflicting Material do not reach NAI or its end users. Any questions about NAI processes regarding the above subject matter can be addressed to the Quality Assurance Department at NAI.
The Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative and EICC/GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template: www.conflictfreesourcing.org