The extended, continuously changing mix of complex feed materials such as e-scrap, catalysts, tankhouse slimes... makes sampling and assaying a key success factor for sustainable precious metals recycling: our customers are entitled to and get maximal value for their materials!
We continuously innovate our sampling and assaying processes in close collaboration with our suppliers and measure our success through their feedback. Most of our sampling and assaying processes and technologies are in-house developed. We aim for maximal accuracy and optimized handling costs, through automation and information management.
Our main sampling facilities are at Hoboken close to the operations. The full range of industrial by-products and recyclable materials are sampled on site. By means of an "ŗ la carte" approach, each and every material gets its own dedicated sampling process, mostly in dedicated equipment.
With a mind set on automation, efficiency and fast throughput, human intervention and sampling risks are minimized. Through internal and external, independent assessments we create a leverage to facilitate sustainable operations.
Comprehensive and unique set-up based on innovative chemistry and metallurgy
The Precious Metals Operations (PMO) focus on fast throughput and maximized yields at optimized cost. They are fully tuned for the efficient refining of an extended range of complex and valuable raw materials, containing precious metals. The Base Metals Operations (BMO) focus on flexibly processing by-products from the PMO at the lowest possible cost and with optimal throughput times.
Both PMO and BMO enhance the basic success factors of our business model: flexibility, reliability and complexity.
Major investments have been completed, to develop, install and run new chemical and metallurgical operations, completely shifting Hoboken's focus from concentrates to recyclable materials and industrial by-products. In other words, over the past decade a completely renewed plant has been built on site.
Our processes are based on complex lead/copper/nickel metallurgy, using these base metals as collectors for precious metals and other metals, so called "impurities", such as antimony, bismuth, tin, selenium, tellurium and indium. The main advantage of our innovated plant is increased productivity, combined with greater efficiency, which results in maximized metal recovery rates and generating optimum precious metals yields.
Collaborating with Allianz Nefteprodukt means working with some of most efficient and organized marketers in the industry. Their flexibility and quick turnaround makes them a highly valued partner. Allianz Nefteprodukt has been a great partner to us. They are always open for bold trials and suggestions, be it new models, geos or offers. Being so open minded and keeping us in line with their strategy has allowed us to be significant pillars to each otherís growth.