February 18, 2021
Dear Valued Customers,
We regret to announce KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES America, Inc. (KGS America) is obligated to cease sales of our MG-12 series EMI absorber sheets due to the following reason:
– United States Environmental Protection Agency finalized their ruling on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TCSA) from December 2020 which prohibits the processing and distribution of phenol, isopropylated phosphate (3:1) [PIP (3:1)].
This ruling will go into effect on March 8, 2021. We will be unable to support orders into the United States effective immediately.
Please note that this is not a product discontinuation. It is a sales prohibition of parts containing PIP (3:1) which includes our MG-12 series. While KGS America will be unable to import the MG-12 materials into the United States, this product series will continue to be available from our other global branches to ship to sites without PIP (3:1) restrictions.
If you require parts to be shipped within the US, we recommend testing the following KGS alternative parts that are not part of this current TSCA restrictions:
Product samples will be shipped upon request.
Any questions or concerns may be submitted to me or to:
Business Development Manager
We apologize for this regrettable situation.
Thank you for your understanding and continued business with KGS America.
Atsu (Atsuhito) Ito
Director of Sales Operations/QA Manager