Specialist Precious Metal Refining & Recovery


All Waste Matters offer specialist precious metal refining services to leading companies in a number of industry sectors.

Precious metal refining or Metallurgy is the process of purifying an impure material into a pure one. Precious metal refining is very different from smelting because it does not involve a core chemical change of the raw material. In refining, the final material is always chemically identical to the original material but in a purer form.



Which Metals Can Be Refined?

While refining is predominately used for Lead and Copper, precious metal refining from products such as Silver and Gold are also purified in this way.

We a both silver refiners and gold refiners and precious metals recovererd by All Waste Matters are usually done so using the Phyrolysis method which solidifies noble-metalliferous metals, melting them to become cider and then pouring which finally separates the precious metals.

During these uncertain economic times investors have fallen back to the more stable commodities market, with precious metal prices (Gold and Silver in particular) rocketing as a result.

It is also important for manufacturers to be aware of procedures in their processes which may generate precious metal scrap suitable for recycling. By using All Waste Matters as your precious metal refiner you may be able to turn these seemingly insignificant scraps into profit for your company.


Uses Of Gold


Some uses of Gold in industry include:

  • Connectors of electronic cables
  • Jewellery manufacturing
  • Communications equipment
  • Teeth restorations


Some uses of silver in Industry include:

  • Dental fillings
  • Silver electrical components in computers
  • In mirror manufacture
  • In the form of silver nitrate films for photography and radiography


There are many places within a manufacturing procedure that may hide precious metal scraps. For example buffing, sanding or grinding of precious metals can cause scrap to be in the form of dust. This dust should be collected as it can often be found to be of high purity.

Other important areas for precious metal recycling include:



As experts in precious metal refining, we can arrange for one of our highly skilled experts to visit your site and help to identify processes in your manufacturing procedures which could be producing valuable scrap precious metal.



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