BASF boosts precious metals recycling capabilities
BASF Corp., headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, has completed the installation and
The Seneca site serves as BASF’s global production hub for recycling end-of-life automotive and chemical catalysts, allowing for the recovery and recycling of platinum group metals (PGMs).
“Our investment in this high-performance equipment allows us to increase precious metals recycling at the Seneca site to meet growing market demand,” says David Freidinger, BASF vice president, precious metals
Automotive catalytic converters are one of the largest industrial applications for PGMs, accounting for more than half of the world’s annual mining output, the company says. When a catalytic converter is scrapped, BASF says the precious metals contained inside can be recycled, creating a sustainable secondary supply source for such limited global resources.
BASF is a global manufacturer of precious metal products that are used in a variety of industrial applications, including automotive catalytic converters.
BASF Corp. is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 17,500 employees in North America and had sales of $16.2 billion in 2016.
Farga and Danieli sign agreement
La Farga, the Spanish copper recycling company, says it has signed an agreement with the Italian company Danieli, which specializes in manufacturing equipment and plants for the ferrous metals industry. The agreement is designed to bolster the sale of La
May 31, 2017, La Farga signed the agreement with Danieli to reinforce one of its strategic initiatives—the sale of its technology. To date, La
The agreement allows both companies to strengthen their competitiveness and their global positioning, La Farga adds.
Inka Guixà, La Farga managing director, says, “With the signing of this agreement, La
The company, headed by Oriol Guixà, says it will accompany new clients in this line of business in implementing its technology and launching into the market.
“By signing this agreement, the copper market has acquired a new reliable partner: Danieli & Co. Officine Meccaniche Spa, together with La
Amlon acquires stake in Texas recycling firm
New York-based Amlon Environmental Services LLC has announced the acquisition of a majority stake
Amlon says the acquisition positions Amlon and AORI to become “a market leader in directly managing, processing and recycling spent catalysts and other metal-containing wastes, including complex wastes and byproducts. (
“We are extremely excited to complete this acquisition and can now offer our customers direct processing and recycling services,” says Lee Lasher, Amlon CEO. “Alpha Omega Recycling Inc. is a unique strategic asset and has worked diligently to become an exceptional fully licensed recycling facility.”
AORI describes itself as Resource Conservation and Recovery Act-licensed and hazardous secondary material-approved recycling facility.
Lasher adds, “Through our unique combined knowledge, experience, creativity, international network, resources, long-term relationships, processing capabilities, strong technical expertise and ability to manage diverse types of metal-containing wastes, byproducts, spent catalysts and scrap materials, we are positioned to offer industry a robust recycling platform and reclamation programs that, I believe, are the best available, bar none. This is a game changer.”