At North Atlantic Industries (NAI), we are committed to providing high-quality products that meet the rigorous standards of the aerospace, defense, and commercial industries. Our in-house production and testing systems, combined with Automated Test Equipment (ATE), enable us to decrease delivery time while maintaining consistent quality. We adhere to AS9100 Rev. D and ISO9001:2015 standards, as well as Federal Aviation Regulations FAR 21 & FAR 45.15, ensuring the highest standards for safety and reliability. Our certified QCI trainer provides comprehensive training and certification to all company assemblers and testers, ensuring that every product meets IPC-A-610 standards.
Certificate of Registration:AS9100 Rev. D and ISO9001:2015 Certificate
The electronics industry has been shifting towards lead-free solder and electronics in order to comply with evolving environmental regulations. This transition has been influenced by a European Union initiative, which directs EU Member Countries to ensure that new electrical and electronic equipment for aerospace industries, released after July 1, 2006, does not contain specific hazardous materials, including lead. At NAI, we are committed to meeting evolving environmental regulations, and our transition to lead-free materials aligns with this initiative.
Our commitment to environmentally friendly designs means that we aim to eliminate lead hazards from our products. While we work towards providing RoHS compliant options, we acknowledge that the use of lead-free solder in defense, industrial, and commercial aerospace applications raise some unanswered questions. Therefore, NAI will offer both RoHS compliant and leaded component and solder solutions, but products will continue to use lead (Pb) in soldering and re-flow processes, except for RoHS-specified products.
We are fully committed to ensuring that our products perform with excellence, safety, and reliability. As part of this commitment, we will continue to monitor and participate in the development of lead-free technology tests, validations, and standards for rugged defense, industrial, and commercial aerospace applications. We recognize that this field is constantly evolving, and we will keep our customers updated on our progress and position as lead-free technology advances and matures. It is crucial that we position ourselves to transition away from lead-containing technology as it becomes validated and new technology emerge.
In 1986, California voters passed Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, which requires businesses to warn customers about potential exposure to chemicals that can cause cancer, birth defects, or reproductive harm.
At NAI, we prioritize meeting the high-reliability (hi-rel) requirements of our defense and aerospace customers. To achieve this, we use the latest reputable materials and chemistries that are widely used in the electronics industry. While some of our products may 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, we want to emphasize that our products do not release these chemicals into the environments as liquids or vapors during normal use.
NAI maintains strict supply-chain management to prevent the delivery of counterfeit work or materials. Counterfeit work/material is defined as 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 instructed all suppliers to promptly notify NAI if they become aware of or suspect the supply of 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
NAI acknowledges the significance of effective export controls for the United States government. Export laws aim to safeguard national security and promote American economic interests. All NAI employees are obligated to 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
NAI is committed to ensuring that all the components and materials delivered to the company are free from 3TG minerals - Tantalum, Tungsten, Tin, and Gold - sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo or its conflict-ridden neighboring areas, as stipulated by the Dodd-Frank Act (Section 1502). NAI has obtained assurances from its suppliers that they comply with NAI's policy on this issue. Furthermore, the company regularly monitors its supply chain to prevent the use of counterfeit and conflicting materials in NAI's products. If customers have any questions about NAI's processes regarding these matters, they can contact the Quality Assurance Department at NAI.
For more information on conflict-free sourcing, customers can visit the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative and EICC/GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template website at www.conflictfreesourcing.org.