On-demand Web Seminar

Assessing restricted substance content in surface treatment specifications

Guest speaker: Laura Wilkinson from Rolls-Royce

Watch this webinar to find out how access to data from SAE will help you identify which substances are contained in surface treatment specifications in order to comply with product reporting requirements, or to avoid risk during product design.

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  • Understand why in-house and industry specifications are important to Rolls-Royce in assessing risk driven by substance regulation
  • Learn how you can manage your materials information plus substance, specification, and coatings data, and stay up-to-date with changing regulations
  • Discover how to apply this knowledge to de-risk your material and processes, and to enable design for compliance
  • Find out how to access Surface Treatment Specifications from SAE using Granta tools
  • Hear about best practice developed through the EMIT Consortium and how this experience is used by world-leading organizations.

GRANTA MI:Restricted Substances


Further information

Product stewards and material and process experts must identify which substances are contained in surface treatment specifications in order to comply with product reporting requirements or to avoid risk during product design. They can now benefit from a new connection between the GRANTA MI software and data on Surface Treatment Specifications from SAE. This results from a partnership between Granta, IHS, and SAE. Each record contains a small amount of data from the full Standard and is linked to related coatings, materials, or substances in the Granta database. Users can also follow links to the full SAE Standard, available via the online IHS Standards Expert product.

This enhancement was identified as a key requirement by members of the Environmental Materials Information Technology (EMIT) Consortium. It is a collaborative project that develops and applies information technology solutions to enable product design and development in the context of environmental objectives and regulations. These solutions are centred on information and decisions relating to materials and processes. The members are Airbus Helicopters, Airbus Defense & Space, Boeing, Emerson Electric, GKN Aerospace, Honeywell, NASA, NPL, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, Sandia National Labs, and US Army Research Labs. Members use the GRANTA MI:Restricted Substances software to assess and avoid risk. The latest version of this software will be demonstrated during the web seminar.

About the presenters

Laura Wilkinson, Materials Engineering REACH Programme Lead at Rolls-Royce, is responsible for the co-ordination of alternative development programmes where current processes and products are affected by REACH. Laura obtained a PhD in organic chemistry in 2009 and left the laboratory to work in commercial sales roles. For the last three years, Laura has been working within the aerospace industry and is a member of the EMIT Consortium where she brings her experience of using relevant data to identify product risk due to chemical legislation.

Will Martin, Product Manager, Restricted Substances, is responsible for the development of Granta's Restricted Substances solution within the EMIT Consortium. Will has worked extensively in the automotive sector, working with industry to respond to the challenges of implementing the End of Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive and REACH Regulation throughout the supply chain. For the last seven years, Will has also been working within the aerospace industry through the EMIT Consortium and other industry groups, bringing his automotive experience to bear on the challenges faced by aerospace and other industry sectors in dealing with restricted substance compliance and associated business risks.