We Recycle A Variety Of Catalytic Converters

PMR processes and recycles a wide variety of catalytic converters, including ceramic converters, metallic converters, DPF converters and aftermarket converters.
Choosing to recycle catalytic converters is beneficial for a few reasons. First, converters use precious metals as a catalyst in the chain reaction that turns toxic gases into safer gases, and these precious metals have value. During catalytic converter processing, the precious metals can be recovered, helping suppliers make money.
In addition, recycling catalytic converters helps preserve precious resources.
Below are quick summaries of the different kinds of catalytic converters and why they are recycled.

Ceramic Catalytic Converters

Ceramic catalytic converters are the most used type of converters and hold the biggest market. They’re made of synthesized cordierite and created in a honeycomb shape. This honeycomb structure has square or triangular passages for the toxic gases to pass through.
The structure is coated in aluminum oxide and then a layer that contains platinum, palladium, and rhodium. The precious metals act as a catalyst in the chain reaction that converts the toxic gases into safer gases, like H2O and CO2 that pass through it and out into the atmosphere.
Ceramic catalytic converters have mostly replaced pellet converters. Ceramic converters are generally recycled for their precious metal content.

Foil Catalytic Converters

Foil converters are generally shaped into a fan-folded or accordion-folded structure and tend to be more resilient and sturdier than ceramic catalytic converters. They also heat up much quicker and can be positioned closer to the engine.
Foil catalytic converters that are manufactured in small production runs are more cost-effective than other kinds of converters. The catalytic converter processing method used for metallic converters is different from that which is used to recycle catalytic converters made using ceramics.
Foil catalytic converters can also be referred to as stainless steel converters, wire converters, and metallic converters.
Foil catalytic converters are commonly found in sports cars due to their ability to withstand vibrations and speeds that a ceramic converter could not. They tend to be much lighter in weight than ceramic catalytic converters and usually last longer.
Foil catalytic converters utilize mesh rolls with holes that allow gases to pass through. They remain durable at very high temperatures and they can withstand high-intensity vibrations.
Foil catalytic converters are made up of short sheets of stainless steel and are arranged into a structure reminiscent of a fingerprint. The rolls are coated with precious metals and they offer a very cost-effective component to manufacturers working in small production runs.

Aftermarket Catalytic Converters

Aftermarket converters offer a solution if a ceramic catalytic converter fails. Like ceramic converters, they have a cordierite base, but the precious metal content in these catalytic converters are much lower.

Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF)

Fitted to diesel using vehicles, diesel particulate filters (DPF) are efficient converters that reduce harmful gases as well as visible particulate matter. Diesel particulate filters must be fitted to vehicles that were manufactured after January 1st, 2007 in the US; this is because catalytic converters alone do not clear up the visible particulate matter.
The recycling of diesel particulate filters depends upon their precious metal content. High-grade DPFs have a higher content of precious metals and are therefore worth the time, effort, and cost of recycling. Low-grade DPFs are not.
DPFs are harder to recycle than other catalytic converter components due to their silicon carbide content and their carbon content.

O2 Sensors

O2 sensors are used in vehicles to monitor the oxygen levels and relay this information to the ECM, or vehicle computer. This information helps the car to adjust the fuel injection into the intake airstream and is controlled by many components within the vehicle.

The Different Types Of Suppliers That PMR Works With

PMR works with a range of suppliers to support their ability to recycle catalytic converters. Suppliers include:

Suppliers Choose PMR Because...

PMR is dedicated to the progress and success of all of its suppliers in their endeavors to recycle catalytic converters. Working with PMR comes with several benefits which are summarized below.

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Low Minimum Material Requirements

PMR offers its suppliers the lowest industry minimum material requirements. To work with PMR, you’ll need just 100 OEM units. PMR can offer such low requirements because it uses its own proprietary technology that works for smaller batches and still offers maximum recovery.

Flexible Hedging Options

PMR can offer hedging options for a range of delivery schedules. Hedging precious metal ounces are made available up to ten days before a shipment is received at a PMR facility. Various trading desks are in operation to ensure that PMR suppliers get the best prices for each of the three metals.

A Full Suite Of Tools

With a full suite of tools designed for purchasing and evaluating catalytic converter material, PMR can work with a variety of suppliers and materials, offering diversity across its services and catering to industry gaps.

Fast Turn-Around

PMR offers the fastest turnaround in the industry; this means that suppliers can sustain and grow their businesses through PMR’s quick response to market changes. Payments from PMR will always be fast and secure and final assays are available within ten business days for ceramic material.

Shipping & Transportation Solutions

With automated travel documents, insured shipments, and the most economical routes, shipping and transportation of supplier’s materials are made easy when working with PMR.

Our SSP Platform

PMR offers a Supplier Services Platform to every supplier we work with. This platform allows suppliers to find tools that support them in their purchasing, management, and tracking & referencing.
The referencing features help suppliers to understand and navigate the precious metal content they’ve got and to understand how the materials can be processed.
With the purchasing and management tools, suppliers can buy competitively and profitably along with being able to manage their inventory. The tracking features help you to keep tabs on your shipments as they head to their destinations.

Need A Catalytic Converter Recycling Service In Boisbriand, Quebec? Call PMR Today!

Looking to recycle catalytic converters? Quebec suppliers can rely on PMR for the fastest turnaround and best hedging options in the industry! Check out PMR today to work with a company dedicated to your progress!