SACHEM Launches Novel TMAH Recycling Technology

SACHEM Mobius System™ offers customers efficient method to remove and reprocess chemical waste into ultra-high purity materials for reuse.

mobius_for_webSACHEM, Inc. announces the introduction of a new commercial facility in Higashi Osaka, Japan for recycling SACHEMTM Tetramethylammonium Hydroxide (TMAH).  The Mobius SystemTM TMAH recycling services, including process and equipment, are based upon unique proprietary and patented technology developed by SACHEM.

The Mobius SystemTM TMAH recycling service offers a “Green” alternative to traditional TMAH waste disposal techniques currently in use by semiconductor and LCD producers, while offering an overall lower cost of ownership for lithography developing.  The Mobius SystemTM TMAH recycling facility is designed to recycle TMAH waste streams from Fabs at various concentrations and reverts TMAH into, ultra-high purity, concentrated grades.  The technology is capable of capturing a wide range of TMAH waste streams through on-site installation thus allowing Fabs to bypass the need for further waste processing such as concentration and bio-treatment.  Through on-site recycling, the Mobius SystemTM assures users of a steady supply of high purity TMAH, reduced environmental impact and a lower overall cost of ownership.

SACHEM has introduced the Mobius SystemTM to the largest LCD manufacturer in Japan and is seeking to expand its application in Japan and throughout Asia. Interest is strongest in Asia as this region has become the largest consumer of high purity TMAH. SACHEM plans to make the Mobius SystemTM available in the United States and Europe later this year.

SACHEM, Inc. delivers highly pure, precise and innovative chemical solutions designed to solve the most demanding and challenging applications.  For over 50 years SACHEM has provided chemical solutions and services to customers in key markets including  electronicsbiotechnology, starch modification,  polymers,  catalysts,  pharmaceutical and agricultural chemicals.  Based in Austin, Texas, SACHEM’s expanding worldwide operations include manufacturing and research facilities in North America, Europe and Asia with a global service network and presence spanning over 30 countries. (Austin, TX – February, 26, 2007)