Exotech Passes EICC Conflict-Free Tantalum Audit

Pompano Beach, FL USA 16 May 11. Exotech has been officially notified by the Electronic Industry Citizens Coalition (EICC) and the Global eSustainability Initiative (GeSI) that it is validated under the EICC/GeSI protocol for the Tantalum Conflict-Free Smelter Program.

Exotech, a major processor of Tantalum scrap can now assure its customers that material purchased from Exotech will be compliant with both the EICC Code of Conduct and the SEC conflict-free provisions of the Dodd Frank Act.

To date only three companies have been validated: Cabot, H. C. Starck, and Exotech. Because scrap is a significant portion of the Tantalum production and use cycle, it was deemed that a Tantalum scrap processor of significant size and expertise should be audited to insure that scrap material could be purchased on a certified conflict free basis. Exotech was chosen to be the audited scrap company.

Exotech is a value added processor of Tantalum, Niobium, Molybdenum, Tungsten, Indium, and sputter target alloy scrap. It is also the largest independent producer of high purity Chromium powder for the sputter target industry and is currently undergoing an expansion to increase its plant size by 70 percent.