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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.

Quality Assurance Information

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

Quality Program Requirements:
TS 16949 , ISO 9001
ISO/TS Quality Manual
Environmental Compliance

UL File Numbers

CSA File Number: 090871_0_00

Sampling Procedures: ANSI/ASQ Z1.4

Samtec Supplier Quality Assurance Manual

For additional quality concerns please feel free to email

Certifications, Reports, Resources

Samtec Corporate

ISO-9001 (PDF)

TS 16949 (PDF)

ISO-14001 (PDF)

Samtec Costa Rica

ISO-9001 (PDF)

TS 16949 (PDF)

ISO-14001 (PDF)

Samtec China - Hui Zhou

ISO-9001 (PDF)

TS 16949 (PDF)

ISO-14001 (PDF)

Samtec Asia Pacific – Malaysia

ISO-9001 (PDF)

TS 16949 (PDF)

ISO-14001 (PDF)

Samtec Asia Pacific – Penang

ISO-9001 (PDF)

TS 16949 (PDF)

ISO-14001 (PDF)

Samtec Asia Pacific – Singapore

ISO-9001 (PDF)

TS 16949 (PDF)


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.

Corporate Sustainability (PDF)

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.

Samtec products that indicate WEEE, RoHS, and ELV Compliance. (PDF)

Samtec's REACH SVHC Certificate of Compliance document. (PDF)

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

Lead Free Initiatives

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

Additional Documentation:

Third Party ICP Test Results

Conflict Minerals:

Conflict Minerals Statement (PDF)

Conflict Minerals CMRT (Spreadsheet)

Environment Icons



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

UR Logo
CSA Logo

CSA Certifications
CSA File #090871_0_000


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 – Non-dry Pack Samtec Products

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:

  1. Electrically passive components
  2. Non-moisture sensitive devices
  3. Dry-pack packaging not required

Non-dry pack Recommended Storage Conditions (PDF)

Handling of Samtec Products

Wear protective gloves when handling Samtec products to prevent contamination.

Handling of Samtec Products (PDF)


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.

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.

Access the European RoHS Compliance Tool


Automotive Special Standards - ACD Series/TS16949

Samtec uses special procedures to ensure that our products meet your requirements including those that require TS 16949 certification or products that must meet any other specific requirements. When ordering, please specify if the products are required to meet TS 16949 standards (for the automotive industry) or any other applications having specific requirements. Samtec designates these products with an ACD Series part number.

If you use Samtec products without an ACD Series part number in the automotive industry or in other applications having specific requirements, then you agree that you will not use these products in automotive scorecard evaluations and agree that you will waive Samtec’s obligations under TS 16949 or any customer specific requirements.

If you have any questions concerning whether or not you need an ACD Series part number or if you have questions concerning whether or not your part number is an ACD Series part number, please contact our Automotive Sales Group at +1 812-944-6733 or email Automotive Sales Group.

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