Alpha and Barbieri Host Second Successful Alpha Academy Seminar

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Alpha, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering materials, presented its latest assembly solutions at the second Alpha Academy seminar on Tuesday 23rd June hosted by Barbieri, its Premium Distributor partner for Italy. The event follows on from the highly successful Alpha Academy seminar held in October last year, and was attended by over 20 people from a number of key companies across a broad range of professions including production managers and process engineers.

The seminar included presentations on the latest Alpha products and assembly solutions which were a direct result of customer feedback. Alpha’s Donato Casati and Sandro Crivellaro presented the latest information on ALPHA® Exactalloy® Preforms, Low Silver Alloys and the topic of Total Ionic Contamination.

The seminar also included presentations from two guest speakers from Datapaq, a manufacturer of temperature profiling systems, data loggers and temperature analysis software for industrial heating systems and Prevent srl, a PCB Manufacturer that provides expert lab analysis.

Alpha’s Donato Casati and Barbieri’s Davide Barbieri commented, “The event has been hugely successful and we have received very positive feedback from the attendees. The technical focus of the seminar was extremely popular as it provided attendees with useful takeaways for their daily jobs. This has encouraged us to continue with the Alpha Academy seminars, with two further seminars planned for October and February.”

Alpha and Barbieri have enjoyed a long and successful partnership, with Barbieri supplying Alpha products across Italy for 33 years. This year, Barbieri has become part of Alpha’s unique group of Premium Distributors.

For more information on future Alpha Academy seminars in Italy please contact Donato Casati

About Barbieri

Barbieri was founded in 1980 and since 1983 has supplied Alpha products across Italy from their site in Torino. Alongside the products Barbieri supply for soldering applications, Barbieri also regularly host training seminars, test for iconic contamination and provide analysis of thermal profiles.

About Alpha

Alpha, a business unit of Alent plc, 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 Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions, Alpha supplies a full line of ALPHA® electronics assembly material products, including Solder Paste, Exactalloy® Solder Preforms, Cored Solder Wire, Wave Soldering Fluxes, Bar Solder Alloys, and Stencils.  It offers die attach product technologies to the power electronics segment in its Argomax®, Atrox™, Maxrel™, 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 its unique pre-fluxed ALPHA® PV Ready Ribbon®, high performance standard ribbon, bus bar, solder wire and flux. 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, visit

ALPHA, Exactalloy, Argomax and PV Ready Ribbon are registered trademarks of Alpha Metals, Inc. ''Atrox, Maxrel, Fortibond and Lumet are trademarks of Alpha Metals, Inc.



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