RECYCLING & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Protecting the environment and conserving resources are firmly anchored in H.C. Starck’s corporate philosophy. H.C. Starck is one of the world‘s leading companies in the recycling of technology metals and currently receives around half its raw materials from in-house recycling processes – putting it at the forefront in its industry as recycling refratory metals is technically very demanding.
Through the use of special processes, we are able to reprocess semi-finished products, components, powder metals, and compounds, after they have been used by customers, and channel them back into the material cycle – without any loss of quality.
Environmental protection, resource conservation, energy savings, and waste avoidance – economically and ethically, much speaks in favor of recycling
H.C. Starck is also constantly striving to optimize all its production processes to make them more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.
For example, waste heat from the air compressors at the plant in Goslar, Germany, is diverted into a heat recovery system and then used, among other things, to heat the buildings.
Strategic partner of recycling-oriented industries
Our recycling expertise is based on years of development, and does more than just help us meet our own raw material demand. It makes us a strategic partner of industries focused on growth and recycling. With the increasing competition for raw materials, recycling is fast becoming a central element in stable raw material supplies.
With our “Closed-Loop” program, virtually all metals, materials, and parts from H.C. Starck can be recycled in a closed reuse loop. We process blanks, components, metal powders, and compounds after use, making the recycled products just as high performing as they were before reclamation.
We would also be glad to process your recyclable products made of tungsten. For further information of our recycling capabilities please click here.