Alpha Expands Reclaim Services in Mexico with Export License


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Alpha Assembly Solutions, the largest solder manufacturer and recycler in North America, received from the Government of Mexico a license to export nationalized soldering material scrap to the United States, expanding Alpha‘s reclaim capabilities and services to customers in Mexico. 

The license was issued by SEMARNAT (Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Mexico. Alpha has been importing reclaim materials from Mexico under the Immex program for many years. However, this new license expands the scope of services that Alpha can offer to customers by allowing the handling and transport of nationalized scrap solder paste, solder paste debris, solder dross and other tin bearing materials. “Alpha is committed to sustainability throughout our business channels,“ said Mitch Holtzer, Director of Reclaim Business. “This license expands the positive impact Alpha’s reclaim program can have on the rapidly expanding electronics assembly market Mexico“. 

Alpha has been actively recycling solder and electronics waste in North Americas for over 30 years.  Capable of processing all varieties of waste materials, Alpha has the technological edge for maximizing the recycling of solder paste and related solder paste debris, including used jars, dispensers, and stencil cleaning paper. 

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.  

Since its founding in 1872, Alpha has been committed to developing and manufacturing the highest quality specialty materials.  For more information, click here.

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