Ceramic Industry News / Advanced Ceramics

AVX Receives Conflict-Free Tantalum Ore

AVX Corp. recently announced that it has received the first shipment of verified conflict-free DRC tantalum ore from the Solutions for Hope Project through the secure “closed pipe” supply line. In addition, AVX announced that four additional leading technology companies have joined the project, including Intel and HP.

The Solutions for Hope Project was established in July, in partnership with a leading producer of communications technology, to demonstrate a process for delivering conflict-free tantalum material from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) under the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) due diligence guidance. On August 30, AVX took delivery of the first shipment of conflict-free DRC tantalite ore, containing 5000 lbs of Ta2O5 from the DRC regional government licensed mine area concession holder. The ore is now being freighted from Johannesburg, South Africa, to a smelter that is a participant in the EICC and GeSI Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) program, to be converted into capacitor-grade powder and wire. AVX will process these materials into high-quality capacitors for shipment to the growing number of participating customers for incorporation into end-market products.

For more information, visit www.avx.com.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Ceramic Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

October 2014 Issue Highlights

Our October 2014 issue is now available!

Posted: January 29, 2015

Podcasts

Ceramics Expo podcast
Editor Susan Sutton discusses the upcoming Ceramics Expo with event director Adam Moore.
More Podcasts

Ceramic Industry Magazine

CI March 2015 cover

2015 March

We're focusing on thermal processes and decorating in this issue. Check it out!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Daily News

We know where you find the latest ceramic industry news (ahem), but where do you catch up on the rest of your daily news?
View Results Poll Archive

THE CERAMIC INDUSTRY STORE

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40google+ icon 40px

Directories

CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!