Chemie, Pharmazie und Petrochemie

Chemistry and Petrochemistry

Recovering hidden treasures

In the chemical industry, precious metals are mainly used in catalysts and solutions. In addition, waste containing precious metals is produced in the form of sludges and dross. With our recovery processes and procedures, we are able to efficiently recycle precious metals from production residues or production waste. Thanks to decades of expertise in precious metal recycling and our full-service solutions, we thus offer the chemical industry the perfect point of contact for the optimal recovery of precious metals.


Learn more about the production materials in which precious metals are found. The list is not exhaustive. We will be happy to advise you whether our services are also suitable for you. Just get in touch with us!

Spent catalysts

A catalyst is a medium that can initiate a chemical reaction without itself being consumed. Platinum catalysts, for example, make an important contribution to environmental protection by neutralizing harmful substances. Catalysts are also essential for the production of certain basic chemical substances, such as ammonia, nitric acid, ethylene oxide, etc. The spent catalysts work with support materials such as alumina (-silicate), silica-alumina, zeolite, activated carbon, etc.

Sludges, solutions and dross

Cleaning chemical plants or replacing spent catalysts also produces residues containing precious metals that are worth recycling. The residues accumulate in the form of sludges, solutions, filters and dross.