This standard applies to all devices subjected to bulk solder reflow processes during PCB assembly, including plastic encapsulated packages, process sensitive devices and other moisture sensitive devices made with moisture-permeable materials (epoxies, silicones, etc.) that are exposed to the ambient air.
The purpose of this document is to provide manufacturers and users with standardized methods for handling, packing, shipping, and use of moisture/reflow and process sensitive devices that have been classified to the levels defined in J-STD-020 or J-STD-075. These methods are provided to avoid damage from moisture absorption and exposure to solder reflow temperatures that can result in yield and reliability degradation. By using these procedures, safe and damage-free reflow can be achieved. The dry-packing process defined herein provides a minimum shelf life of 12 months from the seal date.