Precious Metals

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ÖGUSSA Platinum Labware

Ögussa, a subsidiary of the Umicore Group based in Vienna, is one of Europe's leading metal processing and recycling companies. It manufactures standard and customised laboratory items in platinum and alloys such as rhodium, iridium, palladium and gold.

Platinum is a dense, malleable and highly ductile precious metal. It is grey-white in colour and extremely resistant to temperature and corrosion. This precious metal is used in jewellery, in laboratory and high-temperature analysis equipment, in the manufacture of thermocouples type : B, R and S thermocouples or as a chemical catalyst, especially in catalytic converters for vehicles.

Ögussa has mastered the modern and flexible manufacturing and recycling process and offers innovative and individual solutions for its customers.


Precious metal manufacturing and recycling processes:


Processus de fabrication et de recyclage des métaux précieux

Advantages of platinum:  


  • Low wettability with respect to molten metals
  • Resistance to corrosion
  • High melting point (> 1700 °C)
  • Very long service life
  • High chemical inertness, does not oxidise

Platinum and alloy products:

Equipment based on platinum or platinum alloys (FKS Pt/Au 95/5 platinum-gold or FKS Pt/Rh 90/10 platinum-rhodium) manufactured by Ögussa are used by many laboratories due to their high performance. Standard products are e.g. crucibles, cups, nacelles, combustion boxes... (See our brochure for more information)

For more information, please contact us or visit our website:

Ögussa is a subsidiary of the Umicore Group and specialises in the production and recycling of platinum laboratoryware.

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Agosi Refining Precious Metals

At Agosi, your material is in safe hands.

With this refining capacity, Agosi ranks among the biggest refineries in Europe. More than 2,000 tons of material bearing precious metals from more than 20,000 deliveries per year to our company speak in our favour.

In the field of precious metals, Agosi plays an important role as a closed-loop refinery, manufacturer of semi-finished products and supplier of raw materials, namely gold, silver, platinum and palladium.

When processing your orders, Agosi gives top priority to working reliably and diligently.

Systematic refining:

  • Each batch size is handled separately for each customer and for each material.
  • Every step is carried out separately from other customers’ orders, and are documented accordingly.
  • Every step within the process can be retraced.

For your use:

  • We credit the precious metals to your weight account.
  • You sell your precious metals to Agosi at current market prices.
  • You receive the precious metals physically (as bars, granules or semi-finished products, depending on your requirements).

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Worldwide connections

Our metal trading department is always connected online with the most important international marketplaces and offers services such as the purchase and sale of precious metals, price hedging, financing, bank transfer payments and the physical delivery to a recipient of your choice.

As our team is constantly available during trading hours, we are guaranteed to react quickly to movements on the market on the basis of current market rates for invoicing and settlement.

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We would be happy to give you individual advice at your premises about possibilities to optimize your dealings with scraps and about their collection and transportation.


For detailed information, please visit or consult our brochure pdf.

Part of Umicore group, Agosi is in charge of precious metal refining sector.


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