As part of The Alpha customer care program, electronics assemblers can take advantage of a safe, efficient solder recycling service which will help companies meet the environmental and legislative requirements while maximizing return on their solder waste.
Controlled collection and reprocessing of solder scrap.
- Conformance to local and international regulations.
- Containers supplied for the collection of scrap.
- ISO-14001 certified facilities.
Companies using lead-free solder must still dispose of their solder dross in a controlled, responsible way. Alpha Solder Recycling Services is fully equipped to handle and reprocess all lead-free soldering alloys.
|Alpha recycles all kinds of solder scrap "Cradle to Grave"
||The solder scrap does not pass through many different handlers before being recycled.
1) There is a clear audit trail so that customers can identify exactly where the solder scrap goes, and hence be reassured about its safe environmental reprocessing. Companies and their employees will not risk legal implications or adverse publicity caused by any illegal disposal.
2) Customers can visit the reprocessing facility and conduct their own audit on the recycling process. A complete preaudit package is available upon request
|Alpha can supply new solder bar in exchange for solder dross. "New for Old"
||Credit for the solder scrap is then seen directly in the cost centre where it is generated.
This means that the true cost of the wave solder process can be measured, hence any decisions that involve costing (new designs, new subcontract projects) can be taken based on the true cost.
All cost credits remain with the assembly department.
|You can trust in Alpha - part of one of the largest multinational materials technology suppliers in the world
||The company has high legal and moral standards, and a global presence. The company has invested in the most efficient processes for solder recycling, ensuring that lead and other toxic compounds are strictly controlled and do not get released into the environment.
Companies get the piece of mind that the disposal of this solder scrap is being conducted in a legal and moral way.
Customers are assured that they are behaving in a responsible manner which will protect the environment.
Lead-free solders have not only created technological challenges but have increased the cost of materials for assembly companies. A way to offset this cost is with the reclamation of your lead-free solder dross. Alpha is able to recycle the numerous lead-free alloys being used by companies today. With our refining capabilities we are able to help customers maximize the value of their materials. We provide green buckets to help customers keep their lead-free dross segregated so they can maximize its value.
Solder Paste Recycling
Solder paste is a combination of flux and solder powder and as such requires special reprocessing methods. Unused solder paste should be segregated in a separate container for recycling. Alpha is a major global manufacturer of solder paste, and has all of the expertise required for its safe processing. These skills are not necessarily available from companies who do not manufacture solder paste.
Upon request, we also supply a certificate of recycling which is your proof the material was recycled.