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74 SMT007 MAGAZINE I SEPTEMBER 2020 the product manager for the company. Since 1978, we've been a tin-lead alloy and chemical manufacturer, which includes fluxes and our specialty product called MS2. Johnson: With a product mix like that, do you primarily sell into both fabrication and assembly? Hardin: Yes. Primary customers are based in Mexico and the Western United States. The specialty product, MS2, became a global prod- uct in 2006. It has been used by most major contract manufacturers and assemblers in the world, including the largest ones. We have contracts with many of the facilities around the world and can supply them all from our headquarters in Los Angeles. Johnson: The MS2 product is a little different. Can you explain MS2 and what it does? 90% Solder Dross Recovery: Eliminate Waste, Save Money Interview by Nolan Johnson I-CONNECT007 The impact of 90% solder dross recovery can have a substantial impact on reducing waste and increasing cost savings. I recently spoke with Jay Hardin, MS2® product manager at P. Kay Metal, about the process and benefits of efficient solder dross recovery, as well as prod- uct roadmaps, the soldering machine mar- ket, and raw materials supply chain for solder alloy manufacturing. As Jay says, "For many companies, the savings are in the thousands or millions" of dollars. Nolan Johnson: Hi, Jay. Could you tell us a little about yourself and P. Kay Metal? Jay Hardin: I'm with P. Kay Metal, Inc., head- quartered out of Los Angeles, California. I'm

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