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Recycling - Sustainable Sourcing

H.C. Starck is one of the leading companies in the recycling of refractory metals. Currently we get about half of our raw materials from in-house recycling, the highest rate in the industry.

Recycling refractory metals is technically very demanding, but through the use of special processes we are able to reclaim all such metals without loss of quality.

Environmental protection, resource conservation, energy savings, and waste avoidance – economically and ethically, much speaks in favor of recycling. It is therefore a central component of our company philosophy, which is focused on sustainability.

Strategic partner of recycling-oriented industries

Our recycling expertise is based on years of development, and does more than just help us meet our own raw material demand. It makes us a strategic partner of industries focused on growth and recycling. With the increasing competition for raw materials, recycling is fast becoming a central element in stable raw material supplies.

With our “Closed-Loop” program, virtually all metals, materials, and parts from H.C. Starck can be recycled in a closed reuse loop. We process blanks, components, metal powders, and compounds after use, making the recycled products just as high performing as they were before reclamation.

We would also be glad to process your recyclable products made of tungsten, molybdenum, tantalum, niobium, and rhenium. For further information of our recycling capabilities please click here.