Industry

Chemical manufacturers, metal plating facilities, and other manufacturing companies that use precious metals as components in products or in their production process work with Arch Enterprises to extract and recover this precious metal.  

Arch Enterprises has full in-house refining capabilities and is skilled at refining many types of materials that contain precious metals.  Because every operation has a unique set of characteristics, our service offering tends to be customized to each customer’s needs. Our refinery is able to handle a variety of materials that are regularly found in industrial facilities.

Common materials from industrial processes that can be refined for their precious metal content include:

  • Chemical Catalysts
  • Industrial X-ray Film 
  • Palladium Wire
  • Silver Solutions
  • Silver Plating Solutions
  • Platinum Group Metal (PGMs)
  • Slags
  • Alloy Wire
  • Platinum Wire
  • Platinum Sputter Targets
  • Mining Concentrates/Ores
  • Thermocouple Wire
  • Catalytic Converters
  • Precious Metal Bearing Filters
  • Antimicrobial Dressings 
    (commonly used to treat burns)

Industrial scrap and waste materials can also be found in water filters, sweeps, air filters, and other locations where precious metals accumulate. This buildup can take the forms of powder, flake, dust, shavings, liquid, and more.

If precious metals are used in your facility’s processes, find out if precious metal recovery is a viable option by requesting an estimate. Serious inquires are best served by calling our toll free number at (800) 835-0478.