Recycling, cleaning, re-pellicle, and recertification
The Company is actively engaged in a quartz substrate reclaim program. Used substrates can be refurbished and reused for less critical applications with customer approval. This recycling effort has been successful in reducing waste while protecting the intellectual property of our customers. The quartz recycling program is an important part of Photronics' overall commitment to the environment.
Photronics also offers reticle and photomask maintenance programs. Maintenance items including pellicle replacement, mask cleaning and re-certification, at all its sites worldwide. Photomasks can become contaminated or damaged after prolonged use in the wafer fab environment. Photronics provides rapid servicing and fast turn around times through its local manufacturing sites to minimize any interruption to wafer production.