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:

Kyoko Makishi
Business Development Manager
(408) 234-3668
kyoko@kgs-ind.com

We apologize for this regrettable situation.
Thank you for your understanding and continued business with KGS America.
Respectfully yours,

Atsu (Atsuhito) Ito
Director of Sales Operations/QA Manager
(408) 971-2055
atsu@kgs-ind.com

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