Recycling & environmental protection

Protecting the environment and conserving resources are firmly anchored in H.C. Starck’s corporate philosophy. H.C. Starck is one of the world‘s leading companies in the recycling of technology metals and currently receives around half its raw materials from in-house recycling processes – putting it at the forefront in its industry.

Many years of development have gone into achieving this level of expertise in recycling. The company can now reprocess semi-finished products, components, powder metals, and compounds, after they have been used by customers, and channel them back into the material cycle – without any loss of quality.

H.C. Starck is also constantly striving to optimize all its production processes to make them more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. For example, waste heat from the air compressors at the plant in Goslar, Germany, is diverted into a heat recovery system and then used, among other things, to heat the buildings.