Indium Corporation's germanium reclaim and recycle program enables customers to increase their return on materials by providing credit for diverting spent germanium from the waste stream.

Germanium, used in the production of fiber optic cables, optical lenses and wafers, and catalysts in polyethylene (plastic) production, is typically not completely consumed during the process. The remaining germanium can be reclaimed and recycled, enhancing process efficiency and providing a financial return.

Indium Corporation also offers reclaim and recycle programs for indium and indium alloys, solder pot dross and contaminated solder, and indium tin oxide (ITO) and indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) from sputtering targets.

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Indium Corporation is a premier materials manufacturer and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, thin-film, thermal management, and solar markets. Products include solders and fluxes; brazes; thermal interface materials; sputtering targets; indium, gallium, germanium, and tin metals and inorganic compounds; and NanoFoil®. Founded in 1934, Indium has global technical support and factories located in China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

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