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Precious to us

Precious metals are indispensable. They enable technological transformation and innovation needed for a more sustainable world. However, our commitment goes beyond our products’ contribution to a better world.

We strive to realize the potential of precious metals as responsibly as possible and underline this commitment with our pledge to responsibility: precious to us.

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Maximize Impact, Minimize Harm

We are proud of the positive impact our precious metal products have. The modern life enjoyed by all today would not be possible without them. Therefore, we have a duty to realize their potential as responsibly as possible.

As impressive as precious metals are, they do also have drawbacks. The huge demand for precious metals cannot nearly be covered by recycling, so mining is indispensable. However, their extraction and processing are very energy- and carbon-intensive and can adversely impact workers, nature, and nearby communities. That is why we work tirelessly to maximize the benefits of precious metals for people and the planet while steadily reducing their negative impact.

We are convinced that our industry can make a successful transition toward sustainability, but we can only achieve this by working together: from miners to refiners, processors, and users of precious metals. Our aim is to lead by example and to propel positive change in our industry. We set rigorous standards for our own business and actively encourage the adoption of similar standards along the entire value chain.

Our precious metal products foster a better world

Precious Metals for Batteries

Efficiency of E-Mobility

Contact materials for electrical connections and safety switches are necessary for electromobility.

 Silver Base Contact Materials

Precious Metals for Pharma

High Process Efficiency

Our Karstedt catalysts are used for the production of high-quality silicones that are used, for example, in medical applications.

 Karstedt Catalysts

Platinum active ingredients help to defeat cancer.

 Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Precious Metals for Renewable Feedstocks

Replacing Fossil Resources

Catalysts enable the replacement of fossil feedstocks by renewable feedstocks in chemicals production.

 Renewable Feedstocks

Precious Metals for Green Hydrogen

Enable Green Hydrogen

Catalysts enable sustainable energy supply in production, purification, storage and transport of green hydrogen.

 Hydrogen Systems

Precious Metals for Antimicrobial Technologies

Enhancing Product Lifetime

The antimicrobial effect of AGXX particles help to prevent the spread of dangerous germs and the economic damages caused by biocorrosion.

 Antimicrobial Technologies

Precious Metals for Clean Exhaust Air

Reducing Emissions

Our catalysts clean exhaust air in engines or industrial processes.

 Emission Catalysts

Precious Metals for Wind Turbines

Wind Turbine Efficiency

Precious metal wires and slip ring applications are used in wind turbines to transmit electrical power in pitch control systems.

 Slip Ring Applications

Platinum bushings are needed for the production of glass fibers, which for example are used in the manufacture of wind turbine blades.

 Products for Glass Fibers

Precious Metals for N2O Reduction

Reducing Harmful N₂O

Catalytic gauzes systems reduce N2O emission in fertilizer production processes.

 Catalytic Gauzes

Sustainability Reporting & ESG Ratings​

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In 2015, the United Nations Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It sets out 17 goals, which aim to transform our world: They are the call to action to end poverty and inequality, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy health, justice, and prosperity.

We support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and continuously review, adapt, and examine our own contributions, actions, and measures to achieve them.

With our business and responsibility activities we support the highlighted SDGs in particular.

Sustainable development Goals SDGs

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