/ EINpresswire.com / 9 March 2010, New York – Atlumin Energy, a leading supplier of minor metal-based products to solar module manufacturers, has established a partnership with Floridienne, the largest cadmium supplier and reclaimer in the world for over 30 years. This partnership solidifies Atlumin’s position as the most reliable source for the procurement, fabrication, and reclaim of cadmium containing materials. Atlumin’s partnerships with both MCP and Floridienne allow them to provide a unique turnkey solution for all minor metals used by solar manufacturers in both CdTe and CIGS technologies.

Solar module manufacturers welcome the cost and time savings that the Atlumin – Floridienne partnership enables. Previously, the supply chain involved several different organizations, each handling a piece of the cycle. Now, Atlumin sources, refines, fabricates, and supplies products. All this is done by managing regulatory details in an environment friendly closed loop system. Gregory Phipps, President of Atlumin notes: “this gives us opportunity to further compress the supply chain and create unique offerings for our customers. Our clients can focus on their core technology and development while we streamline and manage the supply chain. We are pleased that our new partnership helps solar manufacturers to minimize their capital investment and increase watts per unit cost.”

A key issue with cadmium in solar is the potential environmental ramifications, if mishandled. Atlumin and Floridienne, both are recognized leaders in clean materials handling. Atlumin has a rigorous closed loop system for all its minor metals, ensuring maximum use and reuse of these metals. Floridienne has a long-standing reputation for its zealous pursuit of clean materials processing. Simon Vlajcic, Managing Director of Floridienne notes: “the unwavering commitment of both Atlumin and Floridienne to environmental responsibility is based on known, well defined and controlled processes at work. Perhaps the most gratifying result of our new partnership with Atlumin is the ability to assure solar manufacturers and their clients that environmental issues are being managed by two highly committed companies supplying the solar industry.”

Atlumin Energy manufactures materials for the renewal energy market, including solar module manufacturers, with a focus on increasing efficiency. Atlumin products range from key elements, alloys, and specialty chemicals, to engineered fabrications, such as sputtering targets. Metals include cadmium, copper, gallium, indium, molybdenum, selenium, and tellurium. Atlumin also offers advanced recycling and reclaim programs. Atlumin is headquartered in New Hartford, New York, USA and manufactures in the Federal Republic of Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Atlumin is a subsidiary of the MCP-Group, a global metals supplier since 1929.

Floridienne is a Belgium based company with activities in minor metals, chemicals, biotechnology, agro-foods and venture capital investments. It is the biggest producer and reclaimer of cadmium based materials for solar, batteries and metallurgical applications. It is also a major player in the manufacture and reclaim of zinc, lead, and nickel based materials.

For more information, contact Fezan Sayed at +1 408 215 6600 or visit www.atlumin.com

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