IPC-1602 PCB Handling and Storage, Hard copy
Supersedes IPC-1601A. Requirements for protecting PCBs from contamination, physical damage, solderability degradation and moisture uptake. Consideration is given to packaging materials types and methods, production environment, handling and transport of product, and establishing baking profiles for moisture removal.
IPC-1602 now provides requirements that can be called out within procurement documentation. Expanded coverage of moisture barrier bags (MBBs), the impact of baking on printed board solderability, ESD issues, moisture concerns for etched cores and composites, desiccant material and HIC cards, and example of flow downs of packaging and handling requirements. 36 pages. Released April 2020.