Germanium is extracted from germanium bearing zinc ores or from certain coal ores, collecting the flue dusts after the burning process. It can occasionally be found in copper ores. We refine germanium at our facility in the USA.
In addition to refined germanium, Indium Corporation sells germanium compounds, such as germanium tetrachloride and germanium oxide. Please contact us for more information about germanium metals and compounds.
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Phil Zarrow: Ron, we’ve discussed that performance of materials can affect productivity, and hence profitability. Can you give us an example?
Ron Lasky: Yeah. I was working with a certain customer that had a problem with their solder paste that we call poor response-to-pause. As you’re aware, probably several times a day, the assembly line has to be shut down to replenish components. And in that pause time, some solder pastes can stiffen up. And then we turn the line back on and you make a stencil print, that first print is bad. And you have to wipe that board and reprint it again. You lose probably about two minutes, maybe every two hours.
Phil Zarrow: And how can this affect the bottom line?
Just 1% more productivity in a factory line can equate to 3% more profitability. Dr. Ron Lasky, Senior Technologist at Indium Corporation, explains to interviewer and SMT Industry expert Phil Zarrow how to make your productivity equal profitability.
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