Find Scrap Catalytic Converters for Platinum Recovery

A scrap catalytic converter for platinum recycling.Platinum is used to filter harmful emissions within a catalytic converter, and is widely known as a precious metal that has skyrocketed in price -- even worth more than gold bouillon. You'll find approximately 3 to 7 grams of platinum in a standard catalytic converter.

Platinum: The Ultimate Precious Metal

Used to filter harmful emissions within a catalytic converter, platinum is widely known as a precious metal that has skyrocketed in price.

Platinum continues to be one of the rarest, most sought-after precious metals. Found and mined primarily in South Africa and Russia, about eight tons of ore is mined to produce just one ounce of platinum. Beyond its obvious allure in jewelry production, it has important implications for industrial usages as well. This metal is used in products ranging from fuel cells to computer hard drives and LCD displays. Platinum's usefulness lies in the fact that it is corrosion-proof and has a very high melting point. In addition, it is highly conductive.

The Rise in Demand for Platinum in Catalytic Converters

A large portion of platinum supplied to world markets is used in the production of catalytic converters, for the sole purpose of regulating emissions. Due to this benefit, the demand for platinum has expanded beyond catalytic converter manufacturing to the possibility of other car parts producing emissions. These rising demands have contributed to the increase of platinum prices, therefore, making scrap catalytic converters all the more popular!

Buy and Recycle Scrap Catalytic Converters

Increase your supply of low-cost scrap catalytic converters! Starting your own side business by recycling platinum from catalytic converter scrap is easier than ever, with the wide selection of used catalytic converters supplied on simply sort listings by price or ending time of sale. Quality used scrap catalytic converters typically sold full, and have their "honeycomb" shielding in-tact on both connection ends. Since the usage of used catalytic converters is prohibited (unless officially tested and labeled), most sellers will respectively remove the converter's flanges to prevent the possibility of installation.

Catalytic converters of all automobile types contain platinum, of all makes, models and years. Typically, some import auto models have larger catalytic converters, that in turn, contain larger amounts of platinum.

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