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Bead Electronics' Contact Pins Are Conflict-Free

Posted by Jill Mayer on Sep 19, 2012 9:35:00 PM


As a manufacturer of precision electronic components, Bead Electronics produces contact pins made from different metal materials such as brass, copper, nickel, stainless steel, tin, and gold. For some manufacturers, the tin and gold materials they purchase from smelters may be derived from areas like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where so-called ‘Conflict Minerals’ have contributed to a civil war that has killed millions of people. For Bead Electronics, this is not the case. Its materials, purchased from both local and national metal suppliers and refiners, can be traced back through its supply chain to the US and Canada.

In August, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act which mandates that public companies disclose the use of conflict minerals originating in either the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or its surrounding countries. Although Bead Electronics is privately held, it takes the regulation seriously.

While only some of its customers request certification proving that the products supplied are not ‘conflict minerals’, all customers can rest assure that Bead Electronics’ products are conflict-free.

About Bead Electronics

Bead Electronics, is a global manufacturer of electronic connector pins and has been manufacturing in Connecticut for over 100 years. The award-winning company carries over 500 patents and is best known for inventing its manufacturing process called swaging. This process is a high-speed, virtually scrap-less, cold-forming process capable of producing a wide size range of metal electronic components that are consistent and cost-effective. The family-owned business is led by its fifth generation. Click here to speak to a connector pin specialist today.

Topics: Electronic Pins, Contact Pins, Custom Connectors