CirTech (FCT) was founded by Mike Scimeca in 1991 with the concept of
manufacturing and supplying proprietary chemistries to both the electronic
assembly and printed circuit board (PCFAB) industries. In 1996, the
office operations in Sarasota Florida were consolidated with the manufacturing
operation in Chicago with our move to Greeley, Colorado. Our current
30,000 square foot facility acts as an office, a manufacturing facility,
storage spacing and an R&D and quality control laboratory. Florida
CirTech received ISO 9001 certification in May 2003. In our Greeley
facility, we currently manufacture a wide range of products ranging
from solders (lead free and conventional), solder pastes to a wide variety
of proprietary liquid and powder blends.
Florida CirTech has, despite the general downturn in the industries
we serve, greatly expanded itís market share both domestically
in North America and overseas, particularly in Asia. In the past couple
of years, Florida CirTech has, for a variety of reasons, spun off various
aspects of our business.
Summary of Florida CirTech
The main mission of the parent company Florida CirTech consists of
- Manufacture and supply proprietary chemical
products to the PCFAB industry through our network of direct
salespeople, local sales representatives and distributors.
- Provide the support structure for our subsidiary companies. This
includes various infrastructure support including,
A. Logistic support through our existing warehouses in North America
B. Order taking, accounting, computer system etc.
C. Financial support at the beginning of the subsidiary operation
(cash flow support etc.)
D. Manufacturing, quality control and R&D support.
E. Sales support by
relying on our existing sales support system.
- Identify and target business opportunities that have some degree
of synergy with Florida CirTechís current operations. In some
cases, Florida CirTech can act as an ďincubatorĒ to help
ensure the development and success of these new opportunities.
In 2004, we are going to try and promote toll blending for companies
requiring local manufacturing in North America. This may also involve
warehousing and other logistical support.
Summary of Florida CirTech subsidiaries (in order of incorporation)
Florida CirTech has a primary interest in three other subsidiary companies.
The first company spun off was FCT Water. This was done in May of 2002.
FCT Water was started with the idea of putting more emphasis and focus
into our line of proprietary waste treatment products catering not only
to the PCFAB industry but to other industries such as general metal
FCT Water primarily focuses on supporting and servicing itís
wide line of specialty chemicals including a wide range of precipitants,
coagulants, polymers and detackifiers. In addition, FCT Water also sells
a wide range of new and used equipment including ion exchange and clarifier
systems and miscellaneous supplies such as LMI metering pumps etc.
Additional information on FCT Water including
products, sales personnel etc. can be obtained on the FCT Water website at
The second company to follow this pattern was Ormecon CirTech. Ormecon
CirTech is a 50:50 LLC partnership between Ormecon Chemie and Florida
CirTech. Ormecon CirTech was formed in July 1, 2003. Again, one of the
main driving forces for this merger was to put renewed focus on Immersion
Tin as a final finish. This is especially critical in light of the recent
push towards lead free soldering materials for both the electronic assembly
and PCFAB industries worldwide. Ormecon CirTech utilizes the very strong
and solid R&D capabilities of Ormecon Chemie in Germany as well
as the in field, production and logistical support of Florida CirTech.
Ormecon Chemie, through itís mergers and strategic
acquisitions, has now become the largest supplier of immersion tin
FCT Assembly was created as a spin off of Florida CirTech in April
of 2004. FCT Assembly consists of two basic operations: stencil manufacturing
and the manufacture of electronic assembly products such as solder paste,
wave solder flux and solder (both conventional 63/37 and lead free)
bar used in thru-hole wave solder assembly. The stencils can be fabricated
by both chemical etch and by laser cutting. Additional details of our
stencil operation can be obtained by going to our website for this which
is at www.finelinestencil.com
One of the more exciting changes in the electronic assembly industry
is to move towards lead free soldering. A majority of lead free solder
pastes in North America have settled on the so called SAC alloys. This
alloy consists of Tin (Sn), Silver (Ag) and Copper (Cu). Florida CirTech
provides the solder paste flux vehicles that are compatible with this
and other lead free solder paste alloys. In Wave soldering, the industry
is roughly divided into two lead free solder alloys:
- Sn-Cu alloys such as the Nihon Superior alloy
- SAC alloy as discussed above.
Florida CirTech is the designated Nihon Superior lead free solder bar
supplier in North America. A licensing agreement has enabled Florida
CirTech to manufacture the Nihon Superior lead free solder bar in North
America. The advantages of this alloy over the SAC alloy are numerous
A. Lower raw material cost as a result of no Silver.
B. Less drossing with respect to both 63/37 solder bar and SAC bar
C. Very little copper erosion in the copper plated thru holes and
D. Much less attack on the stainless steel solder pots versus the SAC
Genesis Materials Technology
Florida CirTech has entered into an exclusive relationship with Genesis Materials Technology (GMT). GMT is a company which manufacturers a patented VOC free waterborne liquid photoresist and Liquid Photoimageable (LPI) solder mask and legend inks. These products have many positive technical attributes such as high resolution and also have the advantage of being very environmentally attractive in that there is no organic solvent in any of these products. Additional information on these products can be obtained on the Genesis Materials Technology website at www.genesismt.com
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