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PPX Metal Management Ltd have been buying copper, brass and all your scrap metals for over 6 years now. Although we primarily trade in Gold and Platinum there are other precious metals that you will see below that we are interested in.
There is a long list of precious metals, including Platinum and Gold, that most people are familiar with. Currently the buying and selling of Gold is particularly prevalent in difficult or uncertain financial periods. As well as Platinum and Gold, we are interested in all precious metals in all forms and quantities. There are many precious metals that are even more precious than Platinum and Gold.
Below is a brief explanation, including their origins and uses, of the metals that we are interested in buying and selling.
If you have some precious metals and would like an evaluation please contact Steve Carr on 07818 413 145 or the PPX Metal Management Ltd management centre on 01623 421 136
This extremely rare, valuable and silvery-coloured metal is commonly used for its reflective properties. It has a high melting point and an amazing ability to withstand corrosion.
Largest producers: South Africa, Russia & Canada.
Uses: Commonly used for its reflective properties — in objects like search lights, mirrors and jewellery finish. It is also valuable within the automotive industry and in several types of industrial fields.
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Platinum has made a name for itself through its malleability, density and non-corrosive properties. This metal is also similar to palladium in its ability to withstand great quantities of hydrogen.
Largest producers: South Africa, Russia, Canada and other mineral processing countries.
Uses: Jewellery, due to its lustrous look and remarkable resistance, dentistry, weaponry and aeronautics.
Because of its desirability, durability and malleability, Gold remains one of the most popular metals and investment options. Gold is usually separated from surrounding rocks and minerals by mining and panning, upon which the metal is extracted with a combination of chemical reactions, smelting and Gold refining process.
Largest producers: South Africa, the United States, Australia and China.
Uses: Jewellery and industrial uses. Its conductivity makes it a great component of electronics, and its reflective surface helps create better radiation shields and office windows. Gold is best measured by fire assay method.
This member of the Platinum metals retains many of the group’s characteristics, including hardness, rarity and an ability to withstand outside elements.
Largest producers: Russia, North and South America and Canada.
Uses: Can be added as an alloy to platinum and palladium in order to increase hardness and better resistance. Ruthenium has become quite popular in the electronics field, as a way to effectively plate electric contacts.
This is the most extreme member of the platinum group. This whitish metal has a super high melting point, is one of the densest elements around and stands as the most corrosion-resistant metal. Iridium is processed from platinum ore and as a by-product of nickel mining.
Largest producers: South Africa.
Uses: Contribute to advancements in medicine, electronics and automobiles. It’s also used in products like pens, watches and compasses.
One of the densest elements on Earth, Osmium is a bluish-silver metal. This very hard, brittle metal has an extremely high melting point.
Largest producers: Parts of Russia and North and South America.
Uses: Used to harden platinum alloys for electrical contacts and filaments.
This greyish-white, precious metal is valued because of its rarity, malleability, stability under hot conditions and ability to absorb a considerable amount of hydrogen at room temperature.
Largest producers: Russia, South Africa, the United States and Canada.
Uses: Automobile makers rely on it for their catalytic converters to reduce emissions, jewellers use palladium to create “white gold” alloys and electronics manufacturers have the option of plating with it.
This element has the best electrical and thermal conductivity, as well as the lowest contact resistance of all the metals.
Largest producers: Peru, China, Mexico and Chile.
Uses: Jewellery, coinage, photography, circuitry, dentistry and batteries. It can also be used to stop the spread of bacteria in cell phone covers, control odour in shoes and clothing and prevent mould in treated wood. Silver is also used in key ball mill electronic components.
A rare metal produced from zinc-ore processing, as well as lead, iron and copper ores. In its purest form, it presents the colour white and it’s extremely shiny and malleable.
Largest producers: China, South Korea and Japan.
Uses: During World War II, it was used as a coating for bearings in aircraft engines, but it can also be used to create corrosive-resistant mirrors, semiconductors, alloys and electrical conductivity in flat-panel devices.
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