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Conflict-Free Tin Initiative Gains Global Momentum

Oct 23, 2012

AIM, a global manufacturer of solder assembly materials, is very pleased to announce its partnership with the Conflict-Free Tin Initiative whose goal is to create regulated tin supply chains from the South-Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Initiative’s goal is to introduce a conflict-free supply chain that will renew the economy of the area since firms are reluctant to purchase any minerals from the region due to “conflict metal” regulations. The Initiative is supported by the U.S., Dutch, and DCR governments along with 175 stakeholders representing various industries. The infrastructure has been put in place and the first purchase order from the secure mine site was placed in August of 2012. There is a traceability program that partners the supply chain together from the mine to the smelter that will ensure the legitimacy of the tin.

AIM stands with such firms as Philips Electronics, Intel, HP, and Motorola in their commitment to the success of this pilot program and welcomes companies such as component manufacturers and end-users to join them since the success is dependent on industry participation.

AIM is proud to be part of a program that will bring economic relief and renewed hope to the people of the DRC.” said David Suraski, Executive Vice President, Assembly Materials Division.  “It is the responsibility of every firm in our industry to obtain our raw materials from sustainable and socially just sources and this program is an important step in a global movement towards that.” 

For more information about the Conflict-Free Tin Initiative and to follow its project timeline visit www.solutions-network.org/site-cfti/

For more information about AIM Metals and Alloys and their commitment to environmental and social responsibility regarding its solder products visit www.aimsolder.com.


Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with locations worldwide, AIM is a leading global manufacturer of assembly materials for the electronics industry. The company produces solder paste, liquid flux, cored wire, bar solder, adhesives, preforms, and specialty alloys such as indium and gold for electronics assembly, PC fabrication, component manufacturing, and other industries.  For more information on how we can assist you visit www.aimsolder.com.

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