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Nihon Superior Grants Balver Zinn Rights to Sub-License SN100C® Patent

Sep 30, 2013

Josef Jost, President of The Balver Zinn Group, and Tetsuro Nishimura, President of Nihon Superior Co. Ltd.

Josef Jost, President of The Balver Zinn Group, and Tetsuro Nishimura, President of Nihon Superior Co. Ltd.

Balver Zinn today announced that it has been granted the right to sub-license the SN100C® patent by Nihon Superior Co. Ltd. Tetsuro Nishimura, President of Nihon Superior Co. Ltd., and Josef Jost, President of Balver Zinn, recently met and finalized the details of the agreement under which Balver Zinn now has rights to sub-license its patent for the SN100C alloy globally, with the exception of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

In recognizing the agreement, Tetsuro Nishimura said, “I hope that sales of SN100C will be expanded by this arrangement with our global partner Balver Zinn.”

Josef Jost commented, “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Nihon Superior and to support SN100C to our customers.”

When Nihon Superior’s unique lead-free solder SN100C was first developed, the world was not aware of its superior characteristics. When the Video Division of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Panasonic) adopted SN100C and decided to implement it in its factory in Peine, Germany, Nihon Superior decided to look for a partner who could support that business, understood SN100C’s strengths and had the ability to take on the challenge of aggressively promoting it more widely.

Nihon Superior found these qualities in Josef Jost and his company, and Balver Zinn has been a licensee of SN100C for more than 11 years now.

Balver Zinn and Cobar offer solder bar, solder wire, solder flux, gel flux, cleaner and solder paste. For more information about the company’s complete range of solder materials, visit www.balverzinn.com or www.cobar.com.


Established 37 years ago, Balver Zinn GmbH & Co. KG is a family owned and operated company. Today, the company is among the leading providers of specialist anodes with various alloys as well as soft solders, special wires and fluxes, solder paste developed by the Cobar manufacturing facility of Balver Zinn. All Balver Zinn products yield excellent results in the printed board industry and are used in electronics, solar and electrical engineering applications.


Nihon Superior was founded in 1966 when it began marketing unique flux products imported from the US. The company made its mark on society by gathering the most advanced soldering and brazing technologies and products from around the world, and supplying them to companies in the metal-joining industry. A turning point for the company came when it started developing its own soldering materials and with the success of its unique

SN100C lead-free solder alloy Nihon Superior has become a major player in the global market. To support the growing demand for its products, Nihon Superior has established manufacturing and sales centers in Japan, China and other Asian countries, and the United States, and formed business partnerships with companies in other markets.

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