Unusual Places where Platinum Scrap Could Be Hiding

We have written a lot on our blog about the most common places to find platinum scrap, including catalytic converters, lab equipment, and thermocouples.

Today, we would like to let you know about more places where platinum can be found. Here’s a fascinating list, drawn from information from the International Platinum Group Metals Association . . .

  • Automotive fuel cells
  • Chemical catalysts used in the production of fertilizers
  • Chemicals used in the production of silicone adhesives and synthetic rubber
  • Coatings applied to razor blades
  • Coatings used on industrial ceramics
  • Computer hard drives
  • Dental appliances, including implants and inlays
  • Filters that are used to purify the air in aircraft cabins and other closed environments
  • Glazes applied to glassware to preserve its sheen
  • Implanted medical devices, including stents, pacemakers, defibrillators, and aural and retinal implants
  • Medicines used to inhibit the growth of cancerous cells
  • Platinum catalysts used in petroleum refineries
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Spark plugs, especially those used in aircraft engines
  • Thin plating applied to electrical contacts to improve their conductivity

And one more place to look for platinum . . .

Platinum is used to catch criminals. Did you know that platinum is used in fluids that are used to detect, highlight and photograph fingerprints? Platinum binds to the fat that is found in them, making their outlines easier to see and record.

When you look at all those applications, you start to see that platinum really is a miracle metal. When you collect platinum scrap and send it to us to be recycled, the money you make could be the greatest miracle of all. Call our precious metal consultants at 800-426-2344 to learn more.

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