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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 mining.

Tanaka Precious Metals recovers valuable metals like gold and platinum from anything like automotive catalysts, electronics and waste plating. As a next step, it is providing a premium quality recyclate that it believes competes with traditionally mined bullion.

From now on, the company will commercially manufacture and supply products that use RE Series materials. It reports the first recycled gold for compound plating was successfully produced in April.

Tanaka Group underlines the importance of contributing to the creation of eco-friendly products that are in line with the circular economy. To advance further progress, the company will continue to drive research and development in its precious metals recycling business.

It is also calling on its customers for support as it increases the volume of recycled materials being processed so it can expand the types of precious metals going back into the metals recycling loop.

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