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Going Beyond Catalytic Converters for Platinum Recycling

Platinum (Pt) is a finite precious resource critical to a plethora of industries including the auto industry for the manufacturing of catalytic converters as well as medical, high technology, manufacturing and of course, the jewellery industries. Despite fluid supply and demand outlook and price volatility this year, Platinum is still in high global demand with


BR Metals Returns to Top 10 Ranking in Singapore’s Fastest Growing Companies Survey for the 4th Consecutive Year and Introduced Gold Recovery Service

SINGAPORE, 18 January 2022 — BR Metals was ranked 7th in the annual Singapore’s Fastest Growing Companies survey jointly conducted by The Straits Times and Statista, a Germany-based global research firm. This is the fourth consecutive year the Company achieved top-ten ranking, and is the only waste management company to have done so. BR Metals is a multi-award-winning


Highlights of Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) Price Forecast 2022

Since August 2021, Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) prices have been on a downward trend. One does not need a market expert to point out that the current bear market is brought about by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which not only dampens global production and sale of new automobiles but also adversely affects international trade with widespread


Gold Recovery for Everyday Items

Gold is one of the rarest and most valuable metals in the Earth’s crust. Most of the world’s supply is mined, but recycling has been gaining momentum in an age of mounting environmental concerns and heightened price volatility. Now, let’s look at the different sources of gold scraps and how we can recycle the world’s


XRF Or ICP – Which Analysis Method is Best to Find Out the Value of My Catalytic Converters

XRF (X-ray fluorescence) and ICP (Inductively Coupled Plasma) analysis are two widely used and accepted methods for the analysis of Platinum Group Metals (PGM) in catalytic converters. As PGM prices become increasingly volatile and competition for spent catalytic converters intensifies, recycling companies that provide the most precise and transparent analysis of these precious metals will


How Will the Diesel Ban Affect Platinum Prices?

More than 14 countries and over 20 cities around the world are planning to ban the sale of passenger vehicles (primarily cars and buses) powered by fossil fuels such as petrol, liquefied petroleum gas and diesel to varying degrees by 2040. Reasons to ban further sale of fossil fuel vehicles include reducing health risks from


Are Electric Vehicles Really Better For The Environment?

The release of the Tesla Singapore sales portal has sparked a topic of conversation around Electric Vehicles (EV). Singapore has announced the phasing out of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles in favour of EV’s in an effort to tackle climate change and build a more eco-friendly city. While EV’s do not produce direct carbon emissions,


BR Metals Wins Third Ranking in Singapore’s Enterprise 50 Awards 2021

BR Metals, a leading specialist in precious metals recycling, achieved top 3 ranking in this year’s Enterprise 50 (E50) Awards. It was the Company’s very first attempt at the prestigious E50 awards that recognise the top 50 Singapore-based, privately-held businesses that have contributed to building a more sustainable, resilient and inclusive nation through continuous innovation,


Will Palladium prices hold up with the world’s biggest Palladium producer back in business?

Nornickel, the world’s largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel, resumed some of its critical operations earlier this month after undergoing repair works to improve the safety of its facilities. The 86-year-old Nornickel boasts a whopping 41% share of world’s palladium mining production at 2,868,000 troy ounces. This figure is the highest since 2009. Now, with the mid- to long-term increment in palladium production


Would the new tri-metal catalytic converter innovation raise Platinum prices?

Here’s BASF’s new innovation for catalytic converter industry: BASF, a 156-year-old German Giant in chemicals, consumer and industrial solutions, announced in March 2020 their invention of tri-metal catalytic converter. It is reported that the approach would likely substitute between 20% and 50% of the high-valued palladium currently used with lower-valued platinum. This invention is applicable for light-duty