Change history of ECMA-370
New in the 5th edition
- To avoid confusion between the attributes that are applicable for certain equipment and those that are not, the Annex B has been divided into two separate templates; Annex B1 for Imaging equipment and Annex B2 for Computers and Computer monitors.
- All sections have been revised to reflect the recent developments regarding legal and market requirements.
- Guidance documents.
New in the 4th edition
- Wording of items regarding substance restrictions have been reviewed for better understanding
- Directions for finding information regarding REACH article 33 is added
- A reference to SDS (Safety Data Sheet) has replaced MSDS
- Appropriate definitions for “halogen free” have been introduced
- Risk phrases for flame retardants in plastic parts have been reintroduced, mainly motivated by the item being addressed the July 2008 EU purchasing criteria for IT products
- Energy section is aligned with 2009 ENERGY STAR® criteria. Product performance information added in order to facilitate product comparison
New in the 3rd edition
- Deleted repetitive text in P12.1 of ECMA-370-Annex-B.doc (14/01/2009)
- Intended market information lists regions instead of countries and regions.
- Legal references are listed on separate pages of annexes A and B.
- Threshold values for chemical substance concentrations, as defined in legal requirements listed in annex, are repeated in appropriate items in Annex 2.
- Chemical specifications for flame retardants according to ISO1043:4 may be given as an option to the Chemical names/CAS #.
- To harmonize contents with IEEE1680 (EPEAT), new items “recycled” and “biobased” contents of plastic materials are added
- Chemical emission rate“(printing phase)” is added to clarify the origin of the emissions
- The energy section has undergone several modifications.
- Energy modes can now be defined according to the standard applied for the product and energy consumption can be presented for different mains voltages.
- EPS and power supply efficiency was removed because of complexity and risk for inconsistency of data.
- AEC was removed until benchmark has been developed and accepted by industry.
New in the 2nd edition
- In line with IEC 62075, it uses energy consumption rather than power consumption.
- “Special“ national legal requirements in the declarations have been removed to simplify the application.
New in the 1st edition (based upon former TR/70 and IT-Eco declaration)
- This Standard contains two declarations: one on the company environmental profile and one on the product environmental attributes.
- Declarations contain new legal and market requirements.
- Fixed formats facilitate filling and comparability while retaining the freedom to enter additional information.
- A quality control procedure is requested to ensure the correctness of the declarations.
- The Typical Energy Consumption (TEC) was introduced to support the new Energy Star for imaging devices and other upcoming agreed definitions.