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Catalytic Converters

Blancomet specializes in purchasing and recycling catalytic converters. We are committed to environmental sustainability by repurposing valuable materials from these converters.

Catalytic Converters

A catalytic converter is an exhaust emission control device that converts toxic gases and pollutants in exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine into less-toxic pollutants. Catalytic converters are usually used with internal combustion engines.
The catalyst itself is most often a mix of precious metals, mostly from the platinum group. Platinum is the most active catalyst and is widely used. Palladium and Rhodium are two other precious metals used. Due to Platinum Group metals content in Catalytic Converters, they often have a high scrap value.

There are three types of automotive catalytic converters:
1. Ceramic Monolith Catalytic Converter
2. Metallic Monolith Catalytic Converter
3. Diesel Particulate Filter

With our state-of-the-art resources and a highly experienced team, you can be confident knowing you’re getting the exceptional value for your catalytic converters scrap. Thanks to the transparency in our sampling, assay, processing, and experienced precious metal trading team, Blancomet provides the best total return on your precious metal materials.

Blancomet offers two purchase options for the clients Spot Purchase and Toll refining.

Spot Purchase

The experienced salesman will evaluate the catalytic converters using our online Database one by one ensuring the clients are getting a maximum outcome for their material. Once the material is evaluated and the price agreed the client will be paid instantly by a Bank transfer. Every purchase will be followed by Waste Consignment Notes identifying the salesman’s identity, Waste Management, and Carrier license numbers, and other beneficial information making sure the clients sold their material to the fully compliant recycling company.

Toll Refining

For the regular clients who supply substantial amounts of catalytic converters, Blancomet offers Toll Refining services under a written contract. Under toll refining basis the material’s value is determined by chemical ICP-OES analysis. All the samples undergo customized preparation prior to ICP-OES, the catalytic converters are de-canned, ceramic monolith honeycomb is ground to a fine powder and mixed ensuring the sample is homogenous. Therefore, we can reliably determine precious metal content.

Online Database

Since the beginning of Blancomet incorporation, we have analysed and collected all the relevant information about Catalytic Converters. All this data is stored in our Online Catalytic Converters Database and Mobile Application. The database is regularly updated with new items. There are thousands of unique Catalytic Converters which vary in shape, identification numbers, and other species. With the help of our database, it is easy to identify Catalytic Converters and determine their accurate value based on current LME market prices.

Catalytic converter recycling

Catalytic converter recycling is a crucial process that not only helps manage waste but also contributes to the conservation of precious metals and the reduction of harmful emissions. A catalytic converter is a device found in vehicles that contains precious metals like platinum, palladium, and rhodium, which act as catalysts to facilitate chemical reactions that convert harmful pollutants in exhaust gases into less harmful substances. Over time, these catalytic converters can wear out or become damaged, necessitating their replacement and recycling.

The process of recycling catalytic converters involves extracting the valuable precious metals from the spent converters. The converters are dismantled, and the catalyst material is carefully recovered using specialized techniques. This recycling not only helps recover valuable metals but also ensures that potentially harmful substances in the converters are properly managed and do not end up in landfills or the environment.

Catalytic converters should be recycled when they are no longer functioning effectively or when they need replacement due to damage. Additionally, as these devices contain valuable precious metals, recycling them helps meet the demand for these materials without relying solely on mining and extraction, which can have environmental consequences.

Catalytic converter scrap price

Catalytic converter scrap price depends on various factors, including the current market prices of precious metals like platinum, palladium, and rhodium. These prices can fluctuate based on factors such as supply and demand, economic conditions, and geopolitical events. The type of vehicle, the age of the catalytic converter, and the specific metals used in its construction also influence its scrap value.

For those in the UK seeking catalytic converter recycling services, choose Blancomet. We are experienced catalytic converter buyers with a commitment to ethical and sustainable recycling practices. Our expertise in handling catalytic converters ensures that you receive fair compensation for your scrap while contributing to the responsible management of valuable resources. Choosing our services not only supports efficient recycling but also aligns with a greener and more sustainable future for both the environment and the economy.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where can I find the prices for scrap catalytic converters?
Prices for scrap catalytic converters can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the current market demand for precious metals and the specific make and model of the catalytic converter. Contact us to get the price for your scrap catalytic converter.

2. What is the purpose of a catalytic converter?
The purpose of a catalytic converter is to reduce harmful emissions from a vehicle’s exhaust system. It accomplishes this by facilitating a chemical reaction that converts hazardous pollutants such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and unburned hydrocarbons into less harmful substances like carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and water vapor. Positioned between the engine and the tailpipe, the catalytic converter contains a core made from a ceramic or metal honeycomb coated with catalysts. These catalysts enable the chemical reactions to occur at lower temperatures, thereby helping to mitigate the environmental impact of automotive emissions.

3. What metal is in a catalytic converter?
The metals commonly found in a catalytic converter are platinum, palladium, and rhodium. These precious metals serve as catalysts, facilitating the chemical reactions that convert harmful pollutants in the exhaust gases into less harmful substances. They are usually coated onto a ceramic or metal honeycomb structure inside the catalytic converter to maximize the surface area for these reactions to take place.

4. Since when are you operating?
Blancomet Recycling UK Limited was registered in August 2009. Since the incorporation we have found many partners and suppliers in countries from all over the world.

5. What are your core values?
At Blancomet, we are deeply committed to environmental care and sustainability, in addition to our focus on social and ethical responsibilities.

6. What services do you provide for recycling automotive parts like scrap car ecu, scrap ac pumps, and scrap electric motors?
We recycle various automotive parts, including scrap car ecu, scrap ac pumps, and scrap electric motors. Our processes are designed to safely extract and repurpose valuable materials from these components.

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