Alpha Facility in Altoona, Pennsylvania Receives ITAR Certification


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Alpha Assembly Solutions has announced that their facility in Altoona, Pennsylvania is now ITAR-certified.

As an ITAR (International Trade in Arms Regulations) certified service provider, Alpha, a part of the MacDermid Performance Solutions group of businesses, can assure that scrap boards do not leave the United States, which is of particular concern to those manufacturing military and aerospace electronics who have to disassemble and dispose of assemblies without compromising the top secret design of the circuit.

"The Altoona facility is housed with PCB shredders to help customers minimize disposal costs for scrap PCB assemblies, while also insuring that their intellectual property is well protected," said Mitch Holtzer, Director of Alpha's Reclaim Business for North America. 

Alpha is the only soldering materials provider in North America with in-house smelting and refining capabilities. The Altoona location has an ISO 17025-certified lab and is also conflict-free mineral certified.

About Alpha Assembly Solutions

Alpha Assembly Solutions, a MacDermid Performance Solutions Business, is the global leader in the development, manufacturing and sales of innovative specialty materials used in a wide range of industry segments, including electronics assembly, power electronics, die attach, LED lighting, photovoltaics, semiconductor packaging, automotive and others. 

With a unique global presence in over 30 locations throughout the Asia Pacific, Americas and Europe regions, Alpha supplies a full line of ALPHA® electronics assembly material products, including Solder Paste, Exactalloy® Solder Preforms, Cored Solder Wire Solder, Wave Soldering Fluxes, Bar Solder Alloys, and Stencils.  It offers die attach product technologies to the power electronics segment in its Argomax®, Atrox™ and Fortibond™ brands. 

For the LED segment, Alpha offers its Lumet™ products covering applications from die attach to systems assembly in the LED manufacturing process.  Alpha also offers product technologies for the Photovoltaic segment, including high performance liquid fluxes and solder alloys for producing standard ribbon and bus bar, as well as, solder pastes, cored wire, conductive adhesives and preforms for use in PV module assembly. Also, Alpha’s Advanced Materials unit is the leader in electronic polymers and solder materials for semiconductor packaging applications. 

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