TTE, a sister company of Gowanda, supports its manufacturing operations and its customers by pursuing and establishing quality processes, standards, certifications and policies to assure that its products are designed and manufactured with consistency and reliability. Gowanda is certified for ISO 13485 and AS9100 with ISO 9001; we are ITAR registered. Information about those certifications and other elements of our quality directives are provided below.

Conflict Minerals

TTE fully supports the initiatieves set forth by the EICC (Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition) and the GeSi (Global e-Sustainability Initiative) pertaining to “Conflict Minerals”. We encourage all our suppliers to take the appropriate steps to continuously monitor both direct and indirect supply chain functions to avoid the procurement or use of “Conflict Minerals”.

TTE now requires a completed EICC/GeSi Conflict Mineral Reporting template from each of our suppliers. This template will undergo a review process every year, from August 1st to the 15th. This review will ensure we are sustaining our commitment to the Dodd-Frank Act, and our commitment to being responsible global citizens.

For more information regarding Conflict Minerals, see the following links:

  • conflictfreesmelter.org
  • eicc.info/extractives.htm

Reach Statement

Gowanda’s REACH Statement provides information regarding SVHC reporting obligations.

Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS)

TTE offers RoHS-compliant and lead-free alternatives. We are committed to supplying superior quality products and meeting ever-changing global environmental regulations, and we offer RoHS 3 compliant products that meet the requirements as defined in the EU Directive 2015/863. Details of specific RoHS products, solder finishes, marking and packaging methods can be found on our website.

TTE’s Definition of a “Lead Free Component”
TTE defines a lead free component as one that is produced with a true 100% lead free solder alloy on both the internal joint connections and external lead finishes of the component.
Note: TTE does not claim the exemption outlined in paragraph 7 of the Annex table allowing a solder alloy of 85% lead or greater to be used in its lead free products. Please refer to the EU Directive for further information.

TTE’s Definition of a RoHS Compliant Component
TTE defines a RoHS component the same as its lead free component. A lead free component can be considered as being RoHS compliant by meeting the 0.1% of the homogeneous material of the device requirement and, in addition, is also compatible with 260°C soldering processes, verified through internal product testing.

RoHS and Lead Free Marking
RoHS and lead free products will typically be identified using an “R” (lead free) following the series number. For example, __________________________.

Lead Free Solder Type
TTE has selected 3 types of lead free solder alloys dependent on product style. Please consult factory for specific type when placing.

Ordering
When ordering RoHS/Lead Free products, the “R” must be assigned within the part number and identified on the purchase order as described in the marking example above.

Current Catalog Parts
TTE’s current standard catalog product will remain unchanged and will continue to be available upon request.

Availability
RoHS and lead free products are currently available upon request. Contact TTE’s sales department at sales@TTE.com or ask customer service for details at (USA) 716-532-2234.