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Precious metal recycling at its best

Catalyst recycling – always worth its while

Catalysts are needed for a whole range of processes – so much so that it is hard to imagine industry without them. Which means there is also a steadily growing demand for catalyst recycling services. This is especially true when valuable precious metals such as platinum, palladium, rhodium, gold and silver are used as catalyst material. This is, for example, often the case in the pharmaceutical, petrochemicals and specialty chemicals industries. Recycling this material to recover the precious metals not only helps to conserve our planet’s natural resources, it simply makes good business sense as well.

We recycle catalyst for a wide range of sectors including the pharmaceutical industry, petrochemicals and specialty chemicals businesses. As part of our operations, we recover platinum, palladium and rhodium from catalysts as well as from filter cake, sludge and residual cleaning material from catalyst-related processes.

A full range of catalyst recycling services



Interim storage


Grinding, screening

Identification of precious metal

Transfer of precious metal

Metal Forecast

Why our catalyst recycling operations stand out from others

Our company specialises in recycling precious metals and one of our main areas of expertise is recovering platinum group metals. Flexible operations and new innovative recovery techniques allow us to recover precious metals from both homogenous and heterogeneous catalysts. This provides our customers with several different benefits – and singles us out from other catalyst recyclers.

Fast & uncomplicated

Being a separate, independent business within the REMONDIS Group, we are able to adapt our services to meet your exact requirements. This allows us to react quickly and provide you with the help you need within no time at all.

Highly flexible

From small to large quantities of material – we can take it and treat it. We can do this as we have access to the REMONDIS Group’s network of plants and facilities, enabling us to respond flexibly to our customers’ requirements.

High levels of security

Both the excellent security systems in our facilities and our comprehensive insurance management ensure that your valuable material is kept safe at all times.

Experts for the more difficult cases

We have extensive experience of handling all kinds of hazardous substances and have transport permits covering the whole of Europe. From logistics to waste management – you can be sure your material is always in safe hands.

Highly innovative

We are continuously carrying out research and development work and always looking at ways to further improve our operations. The result: state-of-the-art recovery processes with minimum material loss and high levels of efficiency.

Payment for or return of metals

The value of your recovered material is calculated to the exact gram and then credited to your account. Alternatively, we can return the high-purity recycled precious metal to you so you can re-use it as a catalyst material.

We have been issued ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 certifications. What’s more, we have been accredited by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA).

Bespoke advice – the be-all and end-all of our catalyst recycling services

Our objective is to find the most efficient solution for your business. This involves us first getting to know exactly what you want and need and assessing your material. We then use this information to draw up a tailored offer that meets your exact requirements. This lists all relevant parameters (such as terms of payment, recovery rates, treatment costs and logistics services), enabling you – right from the start – to calculate exactly how you benefit from having your catalyst recycled. Why not try it out for yourself and see how it works?! All you need do is contact us.

Our specialists can provide you with comprehensive and expert advice on all aspects of catalyst recycling

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A few details about catalyst recycling at REMONDIS PMR

We deploy very high technological standards. Some of our processes – such as the refining carried out in our specialised annealing furnaces using indirect heating technology and pyrolysis – are unique and provide our customers with a whole range of solutions and possibilities.

Transparency and security – two top priorities

Each individual stage of the process is documented in detail – all the way through to the final recovery stage and payment procedure – and, if you want, you can visit us to see exactly how we work. We are also able to take samples of your materials at your business whenever you wish – either as a random test or to check each batch. If you wish, we can also provide you with written proof of the analysis results in addition to the consignment collection note. What’s more, there is no safer place for your precious metals than at our facility. The whole of the building is effectively a maximum security unit – with concrete walls, bulletproof windows and a 5-metre fence around the whole of the grounds.

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Other security measures include:

An extensive accreditation system for all areas of the premises

All incoming and outgoing materials are weighed and registered for each individual batch

All precious metals are stored in our central vault (equipped with an electronic lock)

A comprehensive 24-hour alarm and CCTV surveillance system