Recovery of Precious Metals from Jewelry Manufacturing Byproducts

Recovery of Precious Metals from Jewelry Manufacturing Byproducts

Jewelry manufacturing is on the rise again. Since precious metals have somewhat stabilized, it’s important to review your recovery procedures. You want to make sure that you optimize your processes of precious metal retrieval in your manufacturing operations.

Start by identifying the sources of waste in your jewelry manufacturing processes. Don’t know where to look? Begin with these common sources:

Melting & Casting

  • Crucibles
  • Casting Dies
  • Molds
  • Slag
  • Flux Residues
  • Casting Machinery Clean Up
  • Sweeps From Floors.

Fabrication, Rolling, Wire Drawing, Stamping

  • Chips Around Rolling Mills and Wire Drawing Equipment
  • Particles Around Stamping and Chain Making Equipment
  • Lubricating Oils
  • Rags and Wipes
  • Sweeps from Floors

Assembly, Finishing & Cleaning

  • Filing
  • Grinding
  • Sawing
  • Soldering
  • Polishing
  • Cleaning
  • Rags and Wipes
  • Wheels & brushes
  • Sweeps from floors.

General Workplace

  • Smocks and Aprons
  • Hand Washing
  • Benches, Floors and Walls
  • Dust on Machinery
  • Fans and Lights
  • Sink Traps
  • Rugs

Precious Metal Recovery

United PMR stocks different types of containers for shipping your materials and offers pickup in many areas. Simply contact your United representative or call us toll free at 1-800-999-FINE (3463) today and we can accommodate your needs.

Learn more about United’s Dry Refining and Low Grade Refining Capabilities in this video about the materials we process and refine.