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Precious Metals

Precious Metals & Rare Earth Materials

Precious metals and rare earth materialsPrecious metals are rare, naturally occurring metals metallic chemical elements of high economic value. The most common of these are Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. All are refined at elevated temperatures and cast into ingots for future use.

The rare-earth elements, also called the rare-earth metals or rare-earth oxides, are a set of 17 nearly-indistinguishable soft heavy metals. Rare-earths have diverse applications in electrical and electronic components, lasers, glass, magnetic materials, and industrial processes. World-wide demand for these materials is growing exponentially.

Both precious metals and rare-earth materials share in common the need for refining from natural state into a form that is ready for use. This mostly involves melting at elevated temperatures, sometimes up to 2200 C.

Anderman Industrial Ceramics works with leading manufacturers and research institutes in the development and production of these types of materials. Products supplied include alumina rods and tubes, crucibles, quartz products and rare earth saggers.