The Cryogenic Institute of New England Inc. reported its International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration has been approved by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. The registration became effective October 13.
The Worcester, Mass.-based Cryogenic Institute supplies specialty cryogenic processing services for sensitive components used in military, aerospace, and defense applications. “We are the only cryogenic deburring and deflashing operation with ITAR registration,” explained Ryan M. Taylor, Product Marketing Specialist, “and we expect this technology to grow even more from the weapons and defense sector.”
ITAR is a series of regulations that control manufacturing, export, and transfer of defense articles, information, and services. CINE explains that ITAR is a method of maintaining national security by keeping defense technology and information in the hands of U.S. nationals (except when special approvals are granted to foreigners by the State Dept.)
The Cryogenic Institute said it has established “controls and procedures to act in compliance with ITAR-issued regulations.”
The State Dept.’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) recognizes CINE to work with all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and the ITAR registration recognizes the company’s capability to handle items controlled by the U.S. Munitions List, and to be in compliance with governmental and international regulations.
“As we see our customer base expand within the aerospace, defense and optical markets; it was a natural step to seek ITAR registration in order to support our customers on their most advanced and sensitive projects,” stated Robin A. Rhodes, President of the CINE. “Through ITAR Registration, we will be able to better serve our customers in these industries, while assuring our clients of the highest levels of confidentiality and security.”