Alpha Assembly Solutions to Present at Upcoming ITRI International Tin Conference in Peru

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Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, is participating in the upcoming ITRI International Tin Conference in Lima, Peru from April 25–28, as a technical presenter.

A presentation on Tin Recycling will be presented during Session 2, The Responsible Tin Supply Chain. Presented by Steef Nuijens, the presentation will discuss types of tin scrap and highlight the differences between the hydrometallurgical and pyrometallurgical recycling processes.  The future of tin recycling will also be covered and elaborate on how OEMs and recyclers can work together to maximize recoverable tin.

“OEMs and customers alike all face the same challenge of having to responsibly dispose of their solder dross and waste”, said Steef Nuijens, Global Director of Metals for Alpha Assembly Solutions.  “There are some good options available that can help minimize your environmental liability while maximizing your financial return for reclamation efforts.”

ITRI’s principal aim is to support and encourage the use of tin in existing and new applications. The formal conference sessions on the 26th and 27th of April will feature presentations by some of the leading authorities in the industry. The programme will feature two special sessions on The Outlook for the South American Tin Industry and The Responsible Tin Supply Chain, as well as a comprehensive coverage of global trends in tin production, investment and applications.

Speaker Biography – Steef Nuijens      

As the Global Director of Metals for Alpha, Steef is responsible for Alpha‘s recycling program, virgin metals procurement and metals hedge program.  Steef has been with Alpha for over 18 years and has been in rolls such as commercial manager, regional sales representative and buyer of scrap and virgin metals. Steef works out of Alpha’s global headquarters in Somerset, New Jersey, USA.

About ITRI                                                                                                                                                                          

ITRI is a not for profit membership based organisation limited by guarantee. It represents the tin industry and is supported by the world's most important tin producers and smelters.

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, visit



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