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We work with a range of different products containing various types of metals

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Automotive catalysts

Catalytic converter recycling

Catalytic converter recycling is a crucial process in the automotive industry, focusing on reclaiming valuable metals from vehicle exhaust systems. Catalytic converters, essential for reducing harmful emissions, contain precious metals like platinum, palladium, and rhodium. As these converters wear out, recycling them becomes vital for environmental sustainability and resource conservation.

The recycling process involves extracting these rare metals, which are indispensable for manufacturing new converters and have various industrial applications. Efficient recycling not only offers economic benefits but also reduces the reliance on metal mining, thereby minimizing the environmental impact. This process includes collection, sorting, and precise processing of the converters to safely recover the metals, adhering to strict environmental regulations.

Catalytic converter recycling significantly contributes to automotive sustainability. It helps in lowering the ecological footprint of vehicles and supports the circular economy in the automotive sector. By participating in catalytic converter recycling, Recohub plays a key role in assuring eco-friendly practices and resource conservation in the industry.

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Consulting

Our extensive experience within the metals recycling business and knowledge of the markets allows us to guide our clients through any aspect of automotive catalysts recycling. 

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Cargo delivery

Established partnerships with key shipping lines allow us to offer the most competitive rates and support our clients with any logistics-related matter. We can assist you throughout the entire cargo journey, starting with collection, selecting the most efficient provider, and finishing with any custom-related procedures, to name a few.

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Processing

Upon the receival of spent automotive catalytic converters, they are inspected and followed by the decanning process. Then, with the help of industrial mills, the ceramic honeycomb inside the catalytic converter is grinded into small fraction particles.

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Sampling

A whole lot of crushed ceramics is thoroughly mixed into a homogeneous substance. Then, each lot's representative sample is collected to accurately determine the precious metal content.

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Assaying

Determination of Platinum (Pt), Palladium (Pd) and Rhodium (Rh) content from the representative sample are established by the industry-standard XRF and ICP metal assaying methods.

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Settlement

After the assaying stage, when the exact PGM content is determined, we can offer flexible price hedging and settlement solutions based on our client's needs.

Electronic waste

E-waste recycling

E-waste recycling is an essential service addressing the environmental challenges posed by discarded electronic devices. As technology rapidly evolves, the lifespan of electronic products like computers, smartphones, and televisions shortens, leading to a surge in e-waste. Proper recycling of these items is crucial to prevent toxic substances such as lead, mercury, and cadmium from polluting the environment.

The e-waste recycling process involves collecting, sorting, dismantling, and extracting valuable materials like copper, aluminum, and rare metals for reuse. This approach not only conserves natural resources but also minimizes the ecological footprint of electronic manufacturing. An integral part of this process is ensuring data security; specialized methods are employed to securely erase or destroy data on electronic storage devices, safeguarding personal and corporate information.

E-waste recycling also contributes to sustainable development by reducing landfill usage and lowering greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production and disposal of electronic goods. By choosing e-waste recycling, businesses and consumers can actively participate in an environmentally responsible practice, ensuring a greener future. This category is vital for maintaining ecological balance and promoting a circular economy in the tech industry.

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Classification

Using in-house built printed circuit boards (PCBs) catalogue the PCBs are visually inspected and sorted into high- and low-grade categories.

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Mechanical treatment

Based on the categories, PCBs undergo the initial manual removal of batteries, capacitors and other parts that are unsuitable for further processing. 

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Shredding and sampling

Material is then shredded and crushed into a smaller fraction to obtain a representative sample used to determine metal composition. 

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Analysis and settlement

The sample is analysed in the lab using ICP method, and the exact metal composition is determined. Based on these findings, the final settlement takes place accordingly. 

Metal ores

Recycling metal ores

Recycling metal ores is an essential practice in sustainable resource management, focusing on reprocessing metals like iron, copper, aluminum, and steel from various sources, including industrial scrap and obsolete products. This process involves collecting and sorting metal waste, melting it down for purification, and then reforming it into new materials or products.

This recycling significantly reduces the environmental footprint associated with mining and processing new ores. It demands less energy, produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and helps conserve finite natural resources. By limiting new mining activities, metal ore recycling also aids in preserving ecosystems and reducing environmental degradation.

Engaging in metal ore recycling is not only environmentally beneficial but also economically advantageous. It provides a cost-effective source of raw materials for various industries, supporting a circular economy where waste is minimized and resources are efficiently utilized. This practice reflects a commitment to responsible environmental stewardship and aligns with global sustainable development goals.

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Collection / transportation

Collection and transportation of minor metal ores are organised following all legislative acts of respective countries. We ensure special measures, keeping products separated from other cargoes to avoid damage from sifting, moisture or contamination. Established partnerships with leading shipping lines allow us to offer the most competitive rates and support our clients with any logistics-related matter. We can assist you throughout the entire cargo journey, starting with collection, selecting the most efficient provider, and finishing with any custom-related procedures, to name a few.

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Preparation

The sample is analysed in the laboratory, and the exact metal composition is determined. Based on these findings, the final settlement takes place accordingly. When exporting material from the country of origin third party inspections are made by well-known laboratories like Alex Stewart International, Alfred H Knight, RC Inspection and others.

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Traceability

All minerals from high-risk countries come with tags and a high focus on due diligence and traceability. As a result, we are part of a responsible mineral supply chain that avoids contributing to conflict, human rights abuses, or other risks.

Li-ion batteries

Li-ion Battery Recycling

Li-ion (Lithium-ion) battery recycling is a crucial process in the management of electronic waste, specifically focusing on the recovery and reuse of materials from spent lithium-ion batteries. These batteries are widely used in numerous electronic devices, such as smartphones, laptops, and electric vehicles, making their recycling essential for sustainable environmental practices.

The recycling process involves several key steps. Initially, the spent batteries are collected and sorted. Following this, they undergo a chemical treatment process. This treatment is designed to safely and efficiently recover valuable materials, including lithium, cobalt, and nickel, which are integral in the construction of these batteries.

By recycling Li-ion batteries, we conserve natural resources and reduce environmental pollution. This is a significant contribution to the circular economy. The category of Li-ion battery recycling encompasses various techniques, technologies, and industry practices. These are all geared towards achieving efficient and eco-friendly recycling processes, thus promoting sustainability in the use of Li-ion batteries.

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Collection / transportation

Collection and transportation of spent LIBs following all legislative acts of respective countries. Ensuring special measures against short circuits and electrolyte leakage, using special transport containers, warning signs, and packaging.

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Presorting

Presorting collected LIBs by type, modules, and chemical characteristics and applying specialized recycling technologies for LIBs to define material flows for further treatment.

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Pretreatment

To ensure a safe working environment in further processing, the LIBs are fully discharged, followed by the dismantling process, where the sub-products made from various metals, plastics, and electronic components are manually separated.

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Mechanical treatment

Shredding LIBs into small fractions and, with the help of specialized machinery, sorting shredded material into defined categories of Black mass, plastic, steel casings, and metal foils. All is being done to avoid the release of harmful emissions into the environment.

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Sale of product
  • Black mass (concentration of Cobalt, Nickel, Lithium and  Manganese)
  • Steel casings
  • Metal foils from Cu and Al
  • Plastics

Lead-acid batteries

Recycling lead-acid batteries

Recycling lead-acid batteries is an essential environmental practice, crucial for handling the widespread use of these batteries in vehicles and power systems. The process involves collecting and breaking down the batteries to safely recover lead, sulfuric acid, and plastic. The recovered lead is smelted and reused, significantly reducing the need for new lead mining. Sulfuric acid is either neutralized or repurposed for manufacturing, and the plastic components are recycled into new products.

This recycling is vital for preventing environmental contamination and conserving non-renewable resources. It helps avert soil and water pollution by ensuring that hazardous materials like lead and acid are properly managed. Lead-acid battery recycling also contributes to sustainable resource management and supports global environmental protection efforts.

Participating in lead-acid battery recycling demonstrates a commitment to sustainable practices and environmental stewardship. It enables businesses and individuals to play a significant role in reducing ecological impact and promoting responsible resource utilization.

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Collection / transportation
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Preparation
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Pretreatment

Precious metal alloys

Precious Metal Alloys Recycling

Precious metal alloys recycling is a specialized process involving the recovery and repurposing of valuable metals from various alloyed forms. This process is crucial in the context of resource conservation and environmental sustainability. Precious metal alloys, comprising elements like gold, silver, platinum, and palladium, are commonly used in industries such as jewelry, electronics, and dental appliances. The recycling of these alloys not only conserves limited natural resources but also minimizes the environmental impact of mining and metal extraction.

The recycling process typically begins with the collection and sorting of scrap materials containing precious metal alloys. These materials undergo a series of complex procedures, including melting, refining, and purifying, to extract the pure precious metals. Advanced techniques and technologies are employed to ensure the highest recovery rates and to maintain the quality of the reclaimed metals.

Recycling precious metal alloys plays a vital role in the circular economy, reducing waste and promoting the reuse of valuable resources. It is a field that combines metallurgical expertise with environmental responsibility, making it an essential practice in both economic and ecological terms. This category covers the methods, technologies, and best practices involved in the efficient and sustainable recycling of precious metal alloys.

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Collection / transportation
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Preparation
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Pretreatment

Non-ferrous

Non-ferrous metals recycling

Non-ferrous metals recycling, involving metals like aluminum, copper, lead, and zinc, is a key component of environmental sustainability. This process starts with collecting metal from sources such as industrial waste and end-of-life products. After sorting these metals, they are melted, purified, and cast into new forms for reuse.

Recycling non-ferrous metals is energy-efficient compared to extracting new materials and plays a vital role in reducing the environmental impact of metal production. These metals can be recycled multiple times without losing quality, making them valuable for sustainable practices. This process significantly cuts down on greenhouse gas emissions and conserves natural resources.

By engaging in non-ferrous metals recycling, industries and individuals help reduce waste and pollution, contributing to a circular economy. This practice is crucial for achieving sustainable development and efficient resource management.

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Purchasing

Recohub purchases non-ferrous metals from manufacturers, auto wreckers, demolition firms, metal dealers and other clients who generate scrap metal. Our goal is to ensure that each client receives the same high level of customer service and efficiency.

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Processing

When material arrives to our facility it is analysed and sorted. Different scrap metals and non recyclable materials are separated. With the help of specialised machinery, the material is compressed to save place in further distribution.

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Delivery

We ship processed and sorted scrap metals to our clients all over the world. Depending on where our clients are, we deliver using trucks or containers.

Aluminium recycling is tremendously effective and beneficial to the environment. Aluminium metal is very shiny and resembles silver. Its low density makes it a relatively soft, durable, lightweight and ductile non-ferrous metal. Aluminium has numerous applications in households and heavy industries, including, foil, sinks, pots and pans, car rims, engines and fencing. 


Recohub trades –
Wheels, wire, castings, sheets, extrusion

Copper is among the most valuable metals available when it comes to scrap collection and recycling.  With an infinite recyclable life, the shiny and reddish copper is used and reused in motors, computers, construction, industrial machinery, automotive industry and more.


Recohub trades – 
Wire, heavy copper, birch/cliff, electrolytic copper, insulated copper wire

Bronze is one of the world’s oldest alloys that dates back several hundred years BC. Bronze and other copper alloys primarily contain copper with various other metals, such as nickel, zinc, tin, and lead. Being an alloy of copper and tin, bronze is harder than brass. Hence, the metal has found uses in high pressure applications, such as water fittings, fire hose couplings, and for similar uses. 


Recohub trades – 
Magnetic bronze, non-magnetic bronze, cupronickel

Boasting many properties, brass is a subtle alloy of zinc and copper. Brass is being widely used in the modern world. Ranging from decorative to functional uses, brass is considered to be a golden alloy. It is commonly found in plumbing fixtures, faucets, fabricated brass sheets, valves, turning and other parts of industrial machinery. With excellent thermal conduction, it’s also used in areas of heat exchange construction. It is widely popular amongst sculptors who create stunning works of art that stand the test of time.


Recohub trades –
Yellow brass, white brass, copper brass radiators, brass shavings

Stainless steel is 100% recyclable and non-degradable, it can be recycled to produce more steel and this process goes on indefinite. Stainless steel is an iron alloy made with a combination of nickel, chrome and in some cases molybdenum. Due to its corrosion and mechanical properties, stainless steel is the ideal choice for a range of applications. Products such as valves and pumps, surgical utensils, household cookware’s and industrial equipments are manufactured from the stainless steel.


Recohub trades –
18/8 stainless steel, 11Ni 2Mo stainless steel, cupronickle, incoloy, inconel, monel, nimonic

Nickel alloys are alloys with nickel as principal element. These alloys are created by combining very specific and precise amounts of different metals and elements to give certain, desirable properties. Alloys with a nickel basis are often used in challenging environments that demand good resistance against high and low temperatures, oxidation/corrosion and high strength. This is why applications include but are not limited to: turbine engineering, power plant technology, chemical industry, aerospace engineering and valves/fittings.


Recohub trades – 
Nickel alloys

Zinc is an inherently recyclable non-ferrous metal and can be recycled indefinitely without any loss of physical or chemical properties. Zinc is used heavily in building structures like metal roofs, plumbing, structural support, and other such components.


Recohub trades – 
Sheets, carburetors, die cast scrap

Tin scrap, Tantalum scrap, Titanium scrap, Lead scrap