Quality Control Systems

Quality control is as critical to our business as it is to yours. With that in mind, we maintain certifications to meet the key standards of each industry we serve.

DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Conflict-free compliance – Willington Nameplate is committed to support and subscribe to the responsible sourcing of Conflict Minerals used in our products. Willington Nameplate requires all suppliers to undertake reasonable due diligence within their supply chain to ensure that the minerals are not being sourced from mines in the DRC or adjoining conflict areas.

RoHS compliance – The European Parliament has issued a directive on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Those restrictions are for the use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium and both polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame-retardants starting July 1, 2006. In addition, the EU has published a definition for lead free and other concentration limits.

REACH compliance – We support our customers’ compliance with the European Union chemicals policy, REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals), and all other programs to protect both users of our products and the environment.

UL compliance – We have received approval to apply the UL mark on pressure sensitive label constructions under category PGDQ2.MH11781 Marking and Labeling Systems – Component as listed in the latest UL Recognized Component Directory. The basic standard used to investigate products in this category is UL 969 “Marking and Labeling Systems.” We are also authorized for Type R and Type L markings.

NOFORN (No Foreign Nationals) – A controlled security plan exists at Willington Nameplate that adheres to the requirements of NN-801.

DQR – Designated Quality Representatives at Willington Nameplate are for the following customers:
• DRS Consolidated
• Sikorsky

Internal Audits – Willington Nameplate employs a schedule of internal audits to assure our quality management system, associated processes, and products are conducted in accordance with applicable quality management standards, applicable regulations, customer requirements, internal procedures, and are performed in an effective manner.

PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) – A PPAP determines if all customer engineering design requirements are properly understood, consistent, and the process/product meets requirements under production conditions.

FAI (First Article Inspection) – Willington Nameplate verifies that prescribed production methods have produced an acceptable item as specified by engineering drawings, planning, purchase order, specifications, and other applicable design documents.

Metalphoto® Converter Designation – Certified Converter status means that Willington Nameplate has completed a process assessment, received recommendations and begun implementing new processes to improve product quality and expand application expertise for Metalphoto® photosensitive anodized aluminum nameplates.