High purity special metals for high-tech industries
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A global expertise in high-purity specialty metals
PPM Pure Metals GmbH has exceptional expertise in the production and purification of special metals such as arsenic, germanium, gallium. Although it deals mainly with raw materials, PPM has also developed recycling know-how for some of its products. Intended for high-tech applications in major global industries such as electronics, mobile phones or infrared technologies; these advanced metals are produced in small quantities according to very precise specifications matching our customers’ needs.
No company has such a wide range of products as PPM. This is a definite advantage for customers in terms of flexibility, technological mastery and the ability to smooth out the cyclicality of demand for special metals.
A unique purification process
PPM has exceptional know-how in the purification of special metals. Processed technological metals are mainly by-products of other metallurgical industries (such as copper, zinc and aluminium) or the chemical industry. These products are delivered to our Langelsheim or Osterwieck plants at a purity level of 95 to 99%. On the basis of various refinery processes, the physical treatment they undergo makes it possible to increase this degree of purity to 99.999995%.
PPM Pure Metals offer high tech minor metals and their compounds for high tech applications in the most sophisticated industries. Customized products and solutions are available for the worldwide markets.
Recycling of special metals for high tech industries
Minor metals such as Germanium, Gallium, Indium and Tellurium are quite rare due mainly to their status as byproducts from the production of Zinc, Lead, Copper and aluminum. As a result of this limited production they have a high value. For this reason recycling to these metals and their compounds is necessary from an availability point of view as well as a way of reduce costs.