Post Corona: The Supply of PGMs 🚜POSTED ON 13 July 2020 by Alice
Following our recent article on The Platinum Group Metal demand situation, we now take a look at the current position on the availability of these metals as many countries ease back on their COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Primary Market (Mining) The mining of PGMs is confined to just a few countries:- As this map shows, COVID-19 has been impacting severely on the availability of mined platinum, with the main supplier, South Af ...
Post Corona : The Demand for PGM 📈POSTED ON 18 June 2020 by Alice
Even though easing of lockdown restrictions are now underway, The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a major global impact on lives, on businesses, and economies. The virus is not only a tragic health pandemic but is also causing the steepest, deepest economic contraction in living memory, with collapses in both the supply and demand sides of the economy. So we make no apologies for revisiting the subject for a further look at how it continues to affect the catalytic converter industry There ...
COVID-19 Impact on PGMs Part II💥POSTED ON 25 May 2020 by Alice
Just 2 months ago we penned our first article about the impact of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 on Platinum Group Metals. As well as the tragic loss of life, the spread of the virus continues to disrupt economies across the globe, resulting in unemployment, business closures, and market volatility. Certainly, much has already changed in the space of 2 months… Demand Back in March, we noted significant falls in the prices of palladium and platinum caused primarily by m ...
COVID-19 Impact on PGMs 💥POSTED ON 18 March 2020 by Alice
Now declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is now spreading dangerously across the globe. Apart from the tragic loss of life, it is inflicting, it is already having a major impact on financial markets and on the economies of many countries. In this article, we take a look at its impact on the Platinum Group Metals - platinum, palladium, and rhodium. The Early Days… As more and more measures are bei ...
Platinum for Palladium - To Switch or Not to Switch🔁POSTED ON 30 January 2020 by Alice
Just 4 months ago, we published the article “The Future for Palladium”, in which we discussed some of the reasons behind the metal’s burgeoning demand and rising price. Since then, palladium’s price has continued to rocket, with forecasts suggesting that “palladium’s extraordinary rally has the potential for prices to go on and test $3,000 an ounce” according to Goldman Sachs Group. On top of this, there is now a considerable debate over its growing price diffe ...
E-waste Recycling - The New Opportunity 💻POSTED ON 11 November 2019 by Alice
The rapid expansion of technology, linked to a consumer-driven society, has created explosive growth in the electronics industry. In turn, this has led to a rapidly escalating issue of end-of-life electronics or e-waste. By 2021, 50 million tonnes of e-waste - obsolete computers, laptops, monitors, keyboards, copiers, VCRs, fax machines, cell phones, printers, scanners, hard drives, stereo equipment, cables and cords, shredders, microwaves, and more - are likely ...
A Concise of PGM History 🌟POSTED ON 10 October 2019 by Alice
In the catalytic converter industry, we talk a lot about Platinum Group Metals - after all, for many of us, they are our livelihoods! We felt therefore, it was about time to write a history of these noble precious metals… There are in total 6 Platinum Group Metals - platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, osmium, and iridium. They are grouped together because they share similar physical and chemical properties and tend to occur together in the same mineral depos ...
Precious Metal Investment - Is it Worth It?POSTED ON 11 September 2019 by Alice
Gold in particular, but also other precious metals including silver and the Platinum Group Metals (platinum, palladium, and rhodium), have long been considered attractive investment options. This has been highlighted recently with gold trading at its highest price since April 2013 and showing a 17% gain in just 8 months since the start of this year. And, whilst stock market volatility and concerns over the possibility of a global recession continue, gold prices are likely to ...
Recycling Industrial Catalysts ?POSTED ON 16 July 2019 by Alice
We all know and understand the mechanisms and value of the autocatalyst recycling market, and the importance of its role in recovering precious PGMs, from both a financial and environmental perspective. There is, though, another sector of importance - that of industrial catalysts, used in a broad range of industrial processes, perhaps the most important being petroleum refining. In 1949, Honeywell UOP(formerly Universal Oil Products) pioneered the use of platinum catalysts ...
Platinum Group Metals Prospects, 2017POSTED ON 3 December 2018 by Alice
Rarer than gold and silver, Platinum Group Metals (PGMs); comprising Platinum, Palladium and Rhodium; enjoyed a good year in 2016, although early gains did fall back as the year ended. Of the three PGMs, Palladium performed particularly well, with 20% growth year on year. In what is certain to be an eventful and unpredictable year, given the high degree of geopolitical uncertainty, analysts are optimistic about the future for gold and silver. However, they are less bullish for PGMs. Actually, ...
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