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Why Catalytic Convertors Contain PGMs

Besides jewelry, platinum group metals (PGMs) are known for their use in catalytic converters for automobiles and other equipment that use combustion engines. The demand for catalytic converters is so

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Medical Uses for Platinum

Precious metals are a critical resource in the healthcare industry. Silver’s anti-microbial properties have earned it several roles in medicine. Gold can be used for dental fillings, or converted into

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Volkswagen Cars now come with Silver Windshields

Precious metals have been a part of automotive technology for decades – from gold-plated electrical connections, to catalytic converters that rely on platinum and palladium. This year, Volkswagen

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Toyota’s New Catalytic Converter uses 20% Less PGMs

Earlier this year, Toyota announced that they created a new design for the catalyst substrate structures used in catalytic converters. The Flow Adjustable Design Cell (FLAD®) substrate purifies

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The Technology Made Possible by Platinum: Part 2

Our last post went over some technologies made possible by platinum compounds. In this article, we’ll look at some technologies that utilize platinum that hasn’t been chemically altered. Since the

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All the Technology Made Possible by Platinum

Not many people realize it, but platinum is pervasive in modern society. Without it, engineering and technology would be set back by 100 years. You may be wondering, “if platinum is so rare and expensive, how can it make everyday life possible?” The answer is because most of platinum’s use comes from the compounds derived […]

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