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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.
Samtec products are subject to the following general specifications and standard test procedures.
Quality Program Requirements:
TS 16949 , ISO 9001
ISO/TS Quality Manual
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
TS 16949 (PDF)
Samtec Costa Rica
Samtec China - Hui Zhou
Samtec Asia Pacific – Malaysia
Samtec Asia Pacific – Penang
Samtec Asia Pacific – Singapore
General Quality Information
Samtec's ITAR Registration Compliance Flyer (PDF)
Cross Reference of EIA-364 Procedures
and MIL-STD-1344 Methods (PDF)
Solderability Compliance Certificate (PDF)
Dual Sourced Products (PDF)
Samtec Counterfeit Part Prevention Policy (PDF)
Samtec is committed to conducting business in a manner that will preserve and protect the environment. This commitment includes the following 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)
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.
The majority of Samtec products are compliant with the EU WEEE and RoHS Directives as they are currently written.
Third Party ICP Test Results
Conflict Minerals Statement (PDF)
Conflict Minerals CMRT (Spreadsheet)
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.
UL File #E111594
UL File #E225096
UL File #E71636
UL File #E321359
UL File #E357212
CSA File #090871_0_000
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:
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.
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:
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)
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.
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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.
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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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