The Catalytic Converter Aftermarket ?POSTED ON 8 July 2019 by Alice
It is now mandatory, virtually across the globe, that vehicle manufacturers must include catalytic converters in all their production, in order to reduce the number of hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide produced by the combustion of fossil fuels which in turn reduces the amount of smog and greenhouse gasses released into the atmosphere. Most manufacturers produce their own catalysts (OEM) to exacting standards, in order to ensure they do not run foul of the law. Although the ...
The Importance of Catalytic Converter Data ?POSTED ON 1 July 2019 by Alice
As the automotive recycling industry has grown and developed, there is an increasing amount of data being generated and studied by companies in the business, both large and small. Making sense of the data is, of course, another matter, and making it work for you is a key route to better profit. Traditionally, the market has used average value per unit of recycled auto catalysts as its main data measurement. This worked reasonably well when there was no great variation betw ...
Customizing Platinum Recycling : future outlook ▶️POSTED ON 22 May 2019 by Alice
Our third and final Atlanta presentation was made by Dr. Semih Sunkar from Nippon PGM, a joint venture between DOWA Metals & Mining Co., Ltd,. and Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. DOWA, with a 60% share has expertise in smelting, base metals, and recycling, Tanaka, with 40% is well known for its refining capabilities. Japanese-based, Nippon PGM is also established in USA and in the Czech Republic and the company has created a unique and environmentally sound PGM recycli ...
Future of auto catalyst configurations, impact on PGMs, and implications for collectorsPOSTED ON 13 May 2019 by Alice
Our second presentation from the IPMI Auto Catalyst & Fuel Seminar came from Dr. Stewart Brown, a Principal Analyst at Johnson Matthey’s Market Research division, and it covered a look at historical demand for Platinum Group Metal (PGMs - platinum, palladium, rhodium); the impact of legislation; technology and configuration trends; the changing “powertrain” mix; palladium substitution in three-way catalysts; implications for collectors and refiners. 1. PGM De ...
Challenges for Autocatalyst Recyclers in Europe ?POSTED ON 7 May 2019 by Alice
Here is our first report from the IPMI Auto Catalyst & Fuel Seminar recently held in Atlanta…“Challenges for Autocatalyst Recyclers in Europe” was presented by Oliver Krestin, Managing Director of German Company, Hensel Recycling. His views on the challenges ahead covered 3 categories: Materials 20 years ago, there were only two types of catalytic converter used across Europe - those for gasoline-driven, and those for diesel-driven vehicles. Sizes and PGM ...
Catalytic Converters - 2019 Outlook ?💼POSTED ON 24 April 2019 by Alice
Last year was a strong year for the catalytic recycling market, although not for all Platinum Group Metals (PGM’s)… The Volkswagen “Dieselgate” car emissions fraud scandal that came to notice in 2015, led to stricter vehicle testing procedures being introduced, together with tighter emission limits on heavy-duty vehicles. This in turn has contributed to a higher demand for converters and for PGMs. This is excellent news for palladium, and reflects t ...
Political & Governmental Impact on Catalyst Recycling ?POSTED ON 17 April 2019 by Alice
Most of us, at some time or another, complain about government and politics, perhaps over a drink with friends and colleagues. However, we don’t always recognize that decisions being made in the corridors of power can have a significant impact on the success or otherwise of our businesses. Across the globe, government actions, even - maybe especially - the ones we don’t hear about, can have repercussions down the line that will affect our own bottom line. Nowhere is this more true than in the ...
Vehicles regulations OverviewPOSTED ON 10 April 2019 by Alice
Today at Eco Cat News, we will take a particular look at the upcoming and actual regulations concerning vehicles. Why making car regulations? Governments that are concerned with the environment recognize that vehicles are major contributors to global warming and climate change, and attempt to limit this negative impact through enforced regulations. Manufacturers run the risk of very hefty penalties if they ignore or seek to manipulate these regulations and are ...
Moisture BalancePOSTED ON 1 April 2019 by Alice
In the scrap catalytic converters, the moisture balance must be taken into consideration. We advise you to check our previous articles to understand what we are talking about. Now that you have decanned your used catalytic, the idea is to now know what is the value of your catalysts are. Basically, you will need to mill the honeycomb you got from the separation. Once the monolith is in powder form you can now perform the analysis of the sample. Why moistu ...
How to choose a catalytic converter refining company ?POSTED ON 19 March 2019 by Alice
In the wake of recent court cases ongoing in the USA regarding fraudulent behavior by a major recycling organization, it is more important than ever that scrap catalysts sellers know who they are working with. Assaying - the process of sampling a small proportion of a catalytic batch - has long been regarded as the most efficient and reliable method of determining the quantity and value of precious metals in the batch; it, nevertheless, assumes transparency and honesty on the part of the recycle ...
You will find here some articles related to the catalytic converter recycling business and the PGM market news.
- 31 Auto catalyst
- 8 Automotive industry
- 2 Europe
- 11 Platinum Group Metals
- 2 Platinum
- 4 Palladium
- 3 Rhodium
- 5 Regulations