Valuable Neodymium Scrap: Permanent Magnets Installed Here

Did you know that neodymium-iron-boron magnets are included in many everyday objects and industrial applications? Neodymium is a rare earth metal and an essential foundation for the success of the energy revolution, electric mobility, and digital transformation. Nevertheless, a large part of this precious resource is lost in the scrap cycle.

We at Heraeus Remloy want to change that. With the help of an innovative process, we recycle obsolete permanent magnets to recover valuable rare earths, reduce environmental pollution, and make Europe independent from foreign imports in the long term.

But in which products and applications are neodymium-iron-boron magnets contained? In the following table, you will find a detailed list including quantity and frequency of their occurrence.

These Products and Applications Contain Permanent Magnets

Product/Application Brief Description Contained Amount Occurence
Wind Turbines Magnets are installed in the nacelle bearings < 3 t Frequent
Medical Technology MRI machines contain strong neodymium magnets < 1 t Rare
Hydroelectric Power Stations Generators contain permanent magnets < 500 kg Rare
Electric Cars Neodymium magnets are primarily used in electric motors < 3 kg Frequent
Speakers Large speakers often contain permanent magnets < 1 kg Frequent
Magnet Rails Permanent magnets are used in transport systems < 0.5 kg per meter Frequent
Hard Disks Small magnets can be installed in hard disks < 10 g Frequent
Industrial Robots Actuators contain neodymium magnets for precise movements A few grams Frequent
Elektronics Electronic devices such as mobile phones or tablets can contain permanent magnets A few grams Very Frequent
Magnetic Bearings Magnets are used in optical systems A few grams Rare

This is what obsolete permanent magnets look like

Permanent magnets appear in various forms and sizes depending on the field of application. After removal from the obsolete products and applications, they are still magnetic, which facilitates identification. They can look like this:

Heraeus Remloy is a reliable and long-term buyer for end-of-life magnets

At Heraeus Remloy, we have set ourselves the goal of becoming the leading supplier of sustainably produced magnet materials in Europe. As such, we stand by our suppliers and customers as a strong and reliable partner.

For our suppliers and customers, this means: You can be sure that we are interested in a long-term partnership on an equal footing. We pay fairly and transparently, and offer them the security of short to medium-term price fixing in a very dynamic market.

We also buy your obsolete permanent magnets

Do you own obsolete permanent magnets? Do you possibly even regularly generate neodymium-containing scrap or production rejects? Then now tap into a lucrative source of income. Contact our experts and turn your scrap into cash.