CRS Reprocessing Services has announced a five-year contract with the First Philec Nexolon Corporation (FPNC). The fluid reprocesser has agreed to provide FPNC with a continuous and increasing supply of silicon carbide slurry over the five-year period, with the operation expected to employ up to 11 people.
Based near Manila, Philippines, FPNC is a partnership between the First Philippine Electric Corporation and Nexolon Corporation Limited of Korea, a manufacturer of mono- and multi-crystalline solar ingots and wafers.
Bill Lawrence, founder and president of CRS, said, “This is an exciting opportunity that we anticipate will lead to even further expansion throughout Asia. We have operations in China, Korea and Japan, and now a significant facility in the Philippines. This new venture, combined with other projects in the works, will give CRS a 210,000 metric ton capacity worldwide before the end of 2011.”