Products, services, and technologies produced in the United States by OFS, Specialty Photonics Division, are subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U. S. Department of Commerce.
If you will be reshipping our product overseas, you will need a Harmonized Tarriff System (HTS) number and an Export Control Classification Number (ECCN). Those are listed in the Export Matrix, in alpha-numeric order by OFS part number. There are also regulations you must know and comply with regarding Prohibited End Users, Restricted End Uses, and more.
We take compliance with the United States export laws and regulations very seriously. We welcome our international customers, appreciate your business, and do everything possible to make sure that we efficiently process your Requests for Quotation and orders without compromising the security of the United States.
We make every effort to ensure our company’s compliance with all applicable export control laws and regulations. Our Export Management System and other policies and procedures help to ensure that all our employees, nufacturer’s representatives and international distributors understand and comply with the regulations, as well. We regularly audit ourselves, conduct self-assessments and provide ongoing training/awareness programs to ensure continued compliance.
Following is a summary to help our customers better understand our compliance responsibilities. This is just a summary and does not include the full legal language. Please also read the Legal Disclaimer at right.
US law prohibits the export and re-export of Specialty Photonics products, services, and technologies to the US embargoed/sanctioned countries of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria, or to any individual or entity identified by the US Government as restricted or prohibited. Such individuals or entities are normally listed on one of the following lists: Specially Designated Nationals List, Debarred List, Denied Parties List, Entity List, and the Unverified List. These Lists are maintained in real time by the US Government (not OFS).
Specialty Photonics products, services, and technologies are restricted for certain applications (end uses). For restricted end-use information, please visit the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), specifically part 736, General Prohibitions, part 744, Control Policy, and part 446, Embargoes and other Special Controls.
US law prohibits US companies and their affilitiates from participating in boycott requests. US law also requires that US companies report such boycott requests to the government. It is our policy to not engage in inquiries or business transactions involving any boycotts not sanctioned by the US and to adhere to the reporting policies of the US. This policy is applicable to all employees, account executives, manufacturer’s representatives, and international distributors.
US law prohibits US companies, their affiliates and anyone authorized to negotiate business on their behalf from initiating or receiving bribes from foreign governments, entities acting on behalf of a government agency, or political officials. It is our own policy to not engage in any kind of bribery activity.
The US Customs Border Patrol has jurisdiction over all imports into the United States. While quota regulations do not necessarily apply to components we procure internationally, we must abide by regulations for proper product classification, description, value, and country of origin, among others. At this time, although we maintain a program to ensure US Customs Border Patrol compliance, we are not C-TPAT certified.
|Temperature Range||Chemical Resistance||Abrasion Resistance||Radiation Resistance||UV Resistance||Flame Retardance|
|PFA||-200 to 260 °C||Excellent||Very Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent|
|FEP||-100 to 200 °C||Excellent||Very Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent|
|ETFE||-125 to 150 °C||Excellent||Excellent||Very Good||Excellent||Excellent|
|PVDF||-50 to 150 °C||Excellent||Excellent||Very Good||Very Good||Excellent|
|PEEK||-55 to 240 °C||Excellent||Excellent||Good||N/R||Excellent|
|Thermoplastic Elastomer||-50 to 120 °C||Good||Good||N/R||Excellent||Very Good|
|PVC||-40 to 105 °C||N/R||N/R||N/R||N/R||Very Good|
|Nylon||-65 to 105 °C||N/R||Very Good||N/R||N/R||N/R|
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