Alpha Facility in Altoona, PA Receives ITAR Certification
Dec 19, 2016
Alpha Assembly Solutions, the largest solder manufacturer and recycler in North America, announces 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. “Our reclamation methods will obviate the design of a circuit and the identity of the components, but still allow for metal recovery, so after a chemical or electrochemical process, base metals can be reusable and therefore giving a value to scrapped assemblies. We then provide a Certificate of Destruction to each customer to document the IP protection.”
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.
More information on Alpha’s Recycling Services or ALPHA® Products can be found on their website.