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Recycled precious metals: Tanaka Group goes all-in

Precious metals specialist Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo has turned to marketing gold and platinum sourced from 100% scrap rather than traditional…

Hereaus and BASF set up Chinese hub for automotive precious metals

German recycler Heraeus and chemical company BASF have launched a joint venture to recover precious metals from spent automotive catalysts….

Reclaiming precious metals hidden in plain sight

Incineration of solid waste produces millions of tonnes of waste fly ash in Europe each year. Most of it ends…

Recovering precious metals from the urban mine

‘Approximately 350 000 mobile phones are disposed of in the US every day — that is worth US$ 200 million…

Krestin: precious metals play crucial role

Oliver Krestin, one of the managing directors of Germany’s Hensel Recycling, has become president of the international precious metals association….

Metallix takes precious metals expertise overseas

US precious metals recycling firm Metallix Refining Inc. has launched a European division: Metallix Refining Europe. The new operation will…

Hydrometallurgy method recovers almost 100% of precious metals

The Chinese-Taiwanese company UWin Nanotech has established Japan’s first full-process hydrometallurgy electronics recycling line in Tokyo. The innovative e-scrap recycling…

Japanese specialists find answer to recovering precious metals from cars

Researchers at Kyoto University in Japan are investigating the selective dismantling of certain components from used vehicles to increase the…

Mining precious metals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Japan has collected 2.7 tonnes of bronze from e-scrap to create all bronze medals for the 2020 Olympic Games in…

Hereaus and BASF set up Chinese hub to recover precious metals

German technology group Heraeus has invested almost US$ 100 million (EUR 86 million) in a precious metals refining and recycling plant in China. The…

Precious metals prices ‘between two extremes’ in 2018?

Global – Prices for gold may be as high as US$ 1510 or as low as US$ 1120 this year,…