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Chemical Processing Metals at Exotech

In 2012, after Exotech purchased its second building, adjacent to main its facility, Exotech engineers started plans for an expanded metal cleaning and processing chemical line. The ability to clean, process and recycle rare and exotic metals, such as Tantalum scrap, Niobium scrap, Hafnium scrap, Germanium Scrap and Indium scrap has always been a mainstay […]

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The demands of the Dodd-Frank Act and the mandates of the EICC/GeSi program (collectively called the protocols as stated in http://www.resolv.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Smelter-Intro-Training_Final1_04_07_2012.pdf ) create many ‘grey’ areas for the scrap metal processor of ‘The 3 T’s and Gold’. The 3 T’s are Tin, Tungsten, and Tantalum. The EICC Code of Conduct is spelled out in http://www.responsiblebusiness.org/media/docs/EICCCodeofConduct5_English.pdf […]

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The Big Tantalum Recovery

  One of Mark Gussack’s fondest stories that he tells at Exotech, is of the ingenuity to recover Tantalum from a difficult source. The story goes back over 20 years ago. In the late 1970’s, DuPont had built a new facility to produce Carbon Tetrachloride, a common cleaning fluid at the time. Shortly after the […]

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Manufacturing High Purity Chromium Powder at Exotech

The first step in converting Chrome ore into Electrolytic Chromium Metal is to dissolve Chrome ore in a solution suitable for the electrolytic process. The two most common types of solution are Chrome Alum Sulfate and Chromic Acid. The first is what is known as the trivalent process and the second is the hexavalent process. […]

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Exotech’s Five Basic Activity Areas

recycle for the environment

Exotech manufactures high purity Chromium powder for the sputter target, electrical contact and thermal spray industries. In addition to primary virgin Chromium, we purchase used Chromium sputter targets. Primary Chromium is purchased in the form of flakes, ‘eggs’ and chunks. We process the virgin Chromium metal and scrap Chromium targets into powder by chemical and […]

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sputter target

INDUSTRY NEED FOR USED TANTALUM TARGETS Selling used (scrap) Tantalum sputter targets into the scrap metal market for recycling creates an important source of Tantalum metal for the needs of industry. If this supply were not available, industry would have to purchase only virgin Tantalum from the Tantalum metal producers, thus eliminating competition from an […]

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The World of Tungsten


Tungsten, while a relatively rare and exotic metal, is used in many products that we encounter every day. Tungsten is both very heavy and very hard. Most of its applications stem from those two properties. It is also reasonably priced compared to the price of other rare and exotic metals. Its price is substantially below […]

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Exotech Does Not Support the Use of Conflict Minerals

Exotech does not participate in any monetary or other exchange to obtain minerals mined in a conflict zone or metals derived from minerals from a conflict zone. Our company believes in honesty, integrity, and fair wages. We support human rights. Exotech will never participate with any entity trading minerals or metals to finance wars, slavery […]

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Get the Most for Your Rare and Exotic Metals

Exotech has been serving a variety of industrial clients for the past quarter of a century, providing them with the greatest value for their rare and exotic metals such as tantalum and chromium. In fact, it is widely acclaimed for purchasing a wide assortment of precious rare and exotic metals in various forms such as […]

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Exotech Passes EICC Conflict-Free Tantalum Audit

Conflict Free Business

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 […]

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