• Catalyst wastes, including automotive catalytic converters and industrial catalysts, contain Precious Metals and specifically Platinum Group Metals (PGMs), which are valuable as a result of their low natural abundance, unique properties as well as the complex and costly processes that are required for their extraction and refining from primary sources. (environmental-expert.com)
  • Furuya Metal Co. Ltd., Japan selected Tetronics International to supply a new plasma system for the reclamation of Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) from spent catalysts. (environmental-expert.com)
  • Up to 80,000 workers at Impala Platinum, Anglo American Platinum and Lonmin mines will embark on an indefinite strike from early Thursday, after their demand to double the minimum monthly wage to $1,150 was rejected," according to the Agence France Presse . (yahoo.com)
  • One mining company, Impala Platinum, has offered to increase the minimum wage for underground workers from about $800 to $1,000 over a three-year period. (yahoo.com)
  • REUTERS) -- South African miner Impala Platinum said on Monday its Rustenburg operations remained shut after the majority of workers staging an illegal strike over wages failed to return to work. (ibtimes.com)
  • Allied Metal and Construction Workers Union (AMCU) at Lonmin in Marikana, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and Impala mines started a strike on Thursday pushing for an entry-level monthly salary of 12,500 rand (1147 US Dollars). (yahoo.com)
  • Anglo American Platinum reported low worker turnout at several mines and said production would be affected. (yahoo.com)
  • As the platinum sponsor your company logo will appear along side the FIRST 2002 Conference logo on the attendee bags. (first.org)
  • As the platinum sponsor your company logo will appear along side the FIRST 2002 Conference logo and more prominently than those of any gold sponsors on the default projection backdrop in the main conference hall. (first.org)
  • As the platinum conference sponsor your company is entitled to exclusive use of the FIRST 2002 Conference Platinum Sponsor Logo to place on your WWW server to promote your company's commitment to the 14th FIRST Conference. (first.org)
  • Since its founding in 1995 by Tom Gores, Platinum Equity has completed more than 115 acquisitions. (quark.com)
  • Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently revealed a new platinum compound that could eliminate cancer cells more effectively than cisplatin, a popular chemotherapy anticancer drug. (redorbit.com)
  • Protesters from the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union sang and danced outside one mine shaft in Rustenburg, the center of major platinum operations. (yahoo.com)
  • As of now, India has platinum in some parts but this is excellent find and the quality is equivalent to the best in South Africa's Bushveld region. (ibtimes.com)
  • The Geological Survey of India and Tamil Nadu Minerals are jointly exploring commercial viability of mining the platinum group of minerals present in Mettupalayalam and Namakkal area. (ibtimes.com)
  • It expands the utility of platinum drugs and avoids some of the problems that existing drugs have," remarked Luigi Marzilli, a professor of chemistry at Louisiana State University , in the statement. (redorbit.com)
  • Fixes an issue with mobile sizes not working on other colors of Platinum. (phpbb.com)
  • In the solid state, the compound features platinum(IV) in octahedral coordination geometry. (wikipedia.org)
  • Of the naturally occurring isotopes, only 190Pt is unstable, though it decays with a half-life of 6.5×1011 years, causing an activity of 15 Bq/kg of natural platinum. (wikipedia.org)
  • The discovery of platinum is in Namakkal and Mettupalayam belts in Tamil Nadu which don't have dense forests and are good for deep exploration. (ibtimes.com)
  • The discovery in the Mettupalayam region suggests there could be prospects of some platinum reserves in Kerala too. (ibtimes.com)
  • If the Spaniards knew platinum s eventual value, they surely would not have discarded it as an unwanted impurity in silver. (zealllc.com)
  • however, broad commercialization of such fuel-cell technology is hampered by the fact that platinum is rare and thus far too expensive. (innovations-report.com)
  • Platinum is an extremely rare metal, occurring at a concentration of only 0.005 ppm in Earth's crust. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Platinum operations team is working together with the Quark management team to focus on Quark's core markets and create an acquisition strategy focused on expanding the breadth and depth of Quark's product capabilities and geographic coverage. (quark.com)
  • The platinum sponsor is entitled to provide appropriate signage in the main conference rooms (excluding the welcome reception, conference dinner, conference lunches and terminal room) and the conference registration area. (first.org)
  • Because of this imbalance, the price of platinum has substantially risen thus far in this still-young secular bull market in commodities. (zealllc.com)
  • Since the beginning of this bull market, platinum has gained over 200% and has amazingly shattered the four-digit level in price. (zealllc.com)
  • Manufacturer's information site for this third-generation, platinum-based anti-cancer agent. (dmoztools.net)
  • Creamy-grayish fractured grains of cherepanovite with gray granular cooperite and white massive grains of iridian ruthenian platinum. (webmineral.com)
  • And in this growing global economy, platinum is not exempt from the economic woes that most commodities are currently experiencing. (zealllc.com)
  • As mentioned previously, global demand for platinum has soared in recent years. (zealllc.com)
  • In 2005 the autocatalyst sector accounted for nearly half of the global demand for platinum, using 50% more of the metal than just four years earlier. (zealllc.com)
  • Demand for the metal began to grow, leading to what was then called the "Platinum Age in Spain . (encyclopedia.com)
  • Growing demand is making it necessary to develop efficient and environmentally friendly processes for recycling platinum. (innovations-report.com)
  • The balance of commerce is off kilter even for platinum as supply has not been able to keep up with fast-growing demand. (zealllc.com)
  • And as demand for diesel vehicles continues to rise into the future mixed with tighter emissions standards being implemented globally, autocatalyst platinum demand should increase for many years to come. (zealllc.com)
  • The dissolved platinum can then be removed on a carrier electrode, either as the pure metal or as a zinc alloy, without prior treatment of the solution. (innovations-report.com)
  • It is just magical to hold in your hand a one-ounce pure platinum bullion coin. (zealllc.com)
  • And until the current economic imbalance reverses and there is a surplus of platinum, the prices will likely continue to rise. (zealllc.com)