Since 2014 we have been operating a plasma smelting furnace at our Karlstein site, near Aschaffenburg. The technology involved is the only one of its kind in Continental Europe. The ground ceramic material is separated into collector metal and slag. In the process, the starting material is almost completely recycled. While the precious-metal-bearing collector metal continues on to the refining process, we also find a new use for the resulting slag. The found is operated using electric plasma which means that it is particularly environmentally friendly.
The integration of our own smelting operation into our value chain sets us apart from standard processing operations and yet, continues to allow us to offer you all the advantages of a medium-sized enterprise.