How We Work

Umicore Precious Metals Refining is a highly sophisticated precious metals refining facility, able to recover up to 17 precious and other metals from over 500 000 tons of up to 200 different types of raw materials. 

Our unique metallurgical flowsheet is a combination of pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical processing steps.

UPMR works with an assay-based settlement scheme. Due to the highly complex and heterogeneous nature of our intake materials, sampling and assaying are crucial to determine as accurately as possible the composition of the materials we treat and valorise.