Refining and recycling of precious metals
Trustworthy and transparency - we are a partner you can rely on when purchasing precious metals and refining them.
Purchasing precious metals
We process/purchase the precious metals bearing materials from individuals as well as legal entities. You can rely on our professional attitude, evaluation methods, first-class equipment and maximum transparency.
Refining at Safina
We offer individual, tailor-made services, professional evaluation methods and the best refining technologies. Thanks to our refining equipment, we can ensure the highest possible purity of metals are obtained from various precious metal bearing materials.
What we process
|Types of waste for refining||Refined metals|
|Industrial catalysts – pharmaceutical and petrochemical applications||Pt, Pd, Rh, Ag|
|Chemical products – laboratory equipment, solutions, end of life chemicals, old stock||Pt, Pd, Rh, Au, Ag|
|Glass industry – waste from glass polishing, decoration, furnace cleaning, fireclay, thermocouples, mirroring residues, plungers||Pt, Pd, Ir, Rh, Ag, Au|
|Medical and dental products – dental gold and other dental alloys, laboratory components||Au, Ag, Pt, Pd, Rh|
|Jewellery – investment bullion, coins, jewellery, rings, chains, gold-plated and silver-plated items (and their parts)||Au, Ag, Pt, Pd, Rh, Ir|
|E-scrap – computer parts, electronic components, gold-plated cables, electronic devices, contact materials||Au, Ag, Pd, Pt|
|Electronics and sensor technology – sensors, thermocouples, ceramic components||Pt, Pd, Rh, Au, Ag|
|Automotive catalytic converters – spent and damaged automotive catalytic converters||Pt, Pd, Rh|
|Destructive and non-destructive cleaning of nitric acid production equipment||Pt, Pd, Rh|
|Other residues and PGM residues containing precious metal – filter dusts, sludges, slags, ashes, crucibles, filtrates||Au, Ag, Pt, Pd, Rh, Ir, Ru|
Why are we refining?
- By turning precious metal bearing waste into raw materials, we put it back to the production process, thus giving new life to precious metals and helps to minimize negative impacts on the environment
- The refining process reduces the need for raw materials, greatly reduces the use of energy and conserves resources that are associated with extracting, refining, transporting, and processing industrial catalysts. This means less air, water, and soil pollution, as well as the preservation of natural resources
- The refining process helps you valorize your precious metal bearing waste effectively and retrieve it back into company assets.
Environmentally friendly procedures
Our main priorities include respect, responsible approach and transparent environmental policy.
As part of the implementation and maintenance of the environmental management system pursuant to ČSN EN ISO 14 001, we minimize negative impacts on the environment.