Precious metals are crucial, yet often invisible in our everyday life. They are key materials that enable consumer electronics function, found in our mobile phones and computers. Keep our air clean in automotive catalysts or support key industrial processes in industrial catalysts. Moreover, they have the unique characteristic of being infinitely recyclable.

For over 20 years, Umicore Precious Metals Refining (UPMR) is a leading market reference in the assay-based refining of complex, precious metals bearing materials. Our innovative flowsheet, vast expertise in sampling and assaying, and our rigid ethical standards guarantee proper and environmentally sound valorisation of your materials.

Precious Metals Refining is well equipped to accurately determine the composition and efficiently refine a large variety of end of life products containing precious metals. Our tailor-made team will guide you through the process. We turn the waste of yesterday into materials for tomorrow.

Other materials

Thanks to its specific metallurgical flowsheet, Umicore Precious Metals Refining can treat a large variety of complex, precious metals containing materials. For specific requests, please contact our commercial team.

Material More information  
Sweeps Precious metal bearing fines resulting from the incineration or milling of precious metal bearing materials such as rags, wipes, silver containing film material and other scraps.  
Bullions Bars in which precious metals have been concentrated following a melting operation of metallic scraps. Typically, bullions will have a high copper content.  Bars with a weight up to 60 kg or 130 lbs can be accepted.  
Fuel cell catalysts  Membranes from a Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) of fuel cells, containing Platinum.  
Other Various other precious metal bearing residues such as Ag containing foil from old photovoltaic panels.