AVX Corporation Receives Corporate Environmental Achievement Award From American Ceramic Society

AVX Corporation recognized for environmentally friendly technological leadership

AVX Corporation, a leading international supplier of electronic components, has received the Corporate Environmental Achievement Award (CEAA) from the American Ceramic Society, the world’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement of ceramics. An awards banquet was held to formally recognize AVX during the Society’s annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.

AVX was selected along with only one other company in 2004 to receive the CEAA. AVX has taken several critical steps to ensure environmental awareness within the company’s manufacturing processes.

“As a worldwide technology leader, we feel an obligation to set the standard in environmental awareness and respect,” said Craig Hunter, AVX Strategic Marketing Manager. “It is a great honor to be acknowledged for innovative environmental solutions in the field by such a respected organization as the American Ceramic Society.”

AVX Corporation has implemented Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) policies and procedures to conform to ISO 14001 standards and regulatory requirements. The project that attracted the ACS’s attention dealt with controlling volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from the new multilayer ceramic capacitor manufacturing facility. A modified Environmental C&C Absorber/Desorber system was selected to successfully trap and remove 95-99% of the VOCs.

The CEAA was initiated in 1997 to recognize outstanding environmental achievements in the field of ceramics made by the American Ceramic Society corporate members. Award recipients must show significant improvement of an existing process and/or product, or the development and implementation of a new process and/or product. Through this award, the ACS honors members who demonstrate improvements in reduction in undesirable effluent streams, expanded recycling of materials, and measurable environmental benefits over previously established processes.

The American Ceramic Society is an international association that provides the latest technical, scientific and educational information to its members and others in the ceramics and related materials field. For more information, visit the ACS web site at www.ceramics.org.