Metals We Recycle

Metal Solutions can accept materials in the following forms: solution, slurry, sludge, filtercake, powder, dross and oily materials.

We accept the following packaging: tankers, totes, drums, roll-offs, Gaylord boxes and super sacks.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of metals that are regularly processed at Metal Solutions’ facility in Arizona.

Metal Solutions has been processing Tin-bearing byproducts at its facility in Casa Grande, AZ since its inception in 2000. We are the world’s largest hydrometallurgical tin operation.

We produce a high-grade Tin filtercake that goes to a smelter for conversion into pure Tin metal ingots, which is sold on the London Metal Exchange (LME).

Our predominant materials are comprised of Tin, Oily Tin, Tin/Zinc, Tin/Copper, Solder, Babbit, Organotin, Tin dross, spent Tin catalyst and Tin-coated substrates.

With our 40 years’ experience in the processing and recovery of Lead from complex metal-bearing materials, we have managed to grow our reach and reputation around the world.

Over the years, we have developed long-lasting business relationships with both lead users and smelters alike. We pride ourselves on obtaining the best recovery rates and thus providing best economic returns for your material.

Our customers rely on us to recycle their Lead flakes, Lead slimes, and Lead/Copper materials.

Tungsten has the highest melting point of all the elements, and is incredibly hard in its purest form. In the USA, over 60% of all Tungsten units are used in the production of Tungsten Carbide products.

Metal Solutions recycles Tungsten materials containing other elements such as Molybdenum, Cobalt, Nickel, Niobium, Tantalum and Copper to name but a few. Our objective is to assess these compounds on a case-by-case basis and to develop a unique process capable of producing multiple clean fractions for increased revenue for our customers.

Commercially, Molybdenum compounds are used in high-temperature and high-pressure applications such as catalysts. Most molybdenum compounds are most suited to hydrometallurgical processing.

We have a strong presence within the Copper industry, however, we have absolutely no interest in becoming a scrap dealer.

Our interests lie with recovering Copper units from complex
metal-bearing materials.

These materials are generally undesirable to most recyclers. We also have the capability of removing metallic coatings from Copper substrates. Our customers rely on us to recycle their spent Copper catalysts, Oily Copper-bearing materials, Tin/Copper, Lead/Copper, and Copper/Tungsten materials.

The two most important applications of cobalt reside in alloys and in rechargeable batteries, our feed is generally a Nickel/Cobalt material containing some Precious Metals. We have the technical know-how needed to determine the chemical process required to separate various metals which will give the most value for your byproducts.

Our customers rely on us to recycle their Cobalt solutions and Nickel/Cobalt filtercake.

Niobium is used in superconducting alloys which also contain Titanium and Tin. Other applications of niobium include electronics, optics and welding. Metal Solutions has the ability to develop recycling processes capable of concentrating Niobium for increased returns.

The importance of Vanadium has been growing significantly in recent years. It is generally used in the production of specialty steel alloys. Vanadium Pentoxide is the main compound which can be found in catalysts to produce sulfuric acid and in ceramics. A new important use of Vanadium is in the production of batteries with Vanadium Redox Batteries used for increased electrical storage capability.
We process Vanadium electrolyte solutions, Ferro-Vanadium-bearing materials, Spent Vanadium Catalysts, etc. from which we produce clean Vanadium products.

We pride ourselves on developing unique processes that allows us to recover and generate a Nickel product that can be introduced back into the manufacturing circuit or further refined by a smelter.

Our customers rely on us to recycle their spent Nickel catalysts, off-specification solutions, Nickel filtercakes, Nickel slurries or removing coatings from Nickel substrates.

With 40 years experience in recycling Precious Metals we are able to evaluate complex materials containing Precious Metals to give you more value for your byproducts.

Our customers rely on us to recycle their solutions, powders, slurries, slimes, and filtercakes containing either Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium, Ruthenium and Rhodium or a combination thereof.

The largest applications for metallic antimony is through alloying it with Lead and Tin. Antimony is also found in the lead antimony plates in lead–acid batteries. We regularly upgrade Antimony-bearing byproducts increasing the value of the material for our customers.

Our hydrometallurgical processes allows us to optimize the chemistry required to obtain the best recovery rate and economic return for your Zinc material.

Our customers rely on us to recycle their off-specification chemicals, spent Zinc solutions and Zinc dusts/powders and filtercakes.

Within our hydrometallurgical plant we can remove coatings from various substrates. Coatings are usually metals that significantly reduce the value of the substrate, such as Tin, Tin/Lead, Nickel, Indium and Bismuth.

Our customers rely on us to remove metals from substrates like Steel, Stainless Steel, Titanium, Nickel and Tungsten Alloys.

Bismuth compounds are generally used in pigments, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical products. Due to its low toxicity, the demand for using Bismuth Alloys has increased as a replacement for Lead. Bismuth is mostly a byproduct of smelting Lead and also found in the production of Tungsten and Copper. In general, Bismuth recycling can be difficult and we evaluate each material on a case-by-case basis so we can maximize the value for our customers.