PMR recycles a wide variety of different catalytic converters and other components and specializes in machinery for the processing and sampling of ceramic catalysts. With the capacity to recycle a range of different converters and components, it is no wonder PMR is an industry leader!
Recycling catalytic converters is beneficial for a few reasons. Firstly, catalytic converters utilize precious metals as catalysts in the conversion of toxic gases. There is a high return on investment for sellers of catalytic converters when they choose to recycle, due to this precious metal content.
Catalytic converter recycling is also useful in preserving precious resources and reducing waste that would otherwise go to a landfill.
Below is a quick summary of the kinds of catalytic converters and other components that PMR can recycle.
Ceramic Catalytic Converters
Ceramic catalytic converters hold the biggest market and account for the majority of catalytic converters fitted. They are made from synthesized cordierite which is shaped into a honeycomb structure with square or triangular passageways.
These structures are then coated in aluminum oxide, and a layer containing platinum, palladium, and rhodium to be used as catalysts in the conversion process. Toxic gases move through the structure and are converted into less harmful gases to be released into the atmosphere.
Ceramic catalytic converters have mostly replaced pellet converters. Ceramic catalytic converters get recycled for their precious metal content.
Foil Catalytic Converters
Foil catalytic converters can withstand higher temperatures than ceramic converters and tend to be placed closer to the engine as a result. They usually come in a fan-folded or accordion-shaped structure and can be made of a few different metallic materials.
Foil catalytic converters are more likely to be used in small manufacturing runs as they’re more cost-effective for production lines of smaller capacities.
Foil catalytic converters can also be referred to as stainless steel converters, wire converters, and metallic converters.
Foil catalytic converters are usually found in sports cars because of their lightweight and durable properties. They can withstand very high temperatures and intense vibrations which makes them more suitable for this kind of vehicle than ceramic catalytic converters.
The wire mesh in foil catalytic converters use the gaps in mesh to create passages for the harmful toxic gases to pass through. Foil converters can also withstand high temperatures and intense vibrations.
This type of catalytic converter has foil sheets that are rolled into a shape that looks something like a fingerprint. These sheets are coated in a layer that has a high precious metal content for use as a catalyst in the reaction that converts toxic gases into something much less harmful.
Aftermarket Catalytic Converters
Aftermarket catalytic converters are generally used as a replacement when the ceramic catalytic converters fail. They are made from the cordierite base, but the precious metal content is much lower in this kind of converter.
Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF)
Diesel particulate filters are fitted to diesel-using vehicles and offer a 90% efficiency rate, reducing visible particulate matter too. Vehicles in the US that were manufactured after January 1st, 2007 have to be fitted with both a two-way catalytic converter and a diesel particulate filter because the catalytic converter does not clean up particulate matter itself.
There are two types of diesel particulate filters:
High-grade diesel particulate filters - This is where it is worth the effort to process and recycle these components due to their precious metal content.
Low-grade diesel particulate filters - This is where the cost of processing and recycling these components are more than the value of the precious metals and other resources salvaged from them.
Diesel particulate filters are much harder to recycle than other catalytic converters because diesel particulate filters contain silicon carbide, a carbon component. Mixing that compound with cordierite is made difficult by their melting points.
O2 sensors are used to measure the oxygen content in the exhaust of a car. They relay this information to the vehicle’s computer (ECM) and the ECM adjusts the fuel that is injected into the intake air stream accordingly. The vehicle makes these adjustments using the catalytic converter and other components.
The Different Types Of Suppliers That PMR Works With
PMR has massive recycling capabilities that allow our company to work with a diverse group of suppliers. Suppliers to PMR include scrap yards, scrap metal recycling facilities, automotive recyclers, core buyers, and towing companies.
Suppliers Choose PMR Because...
Working with PMR gives you the tools to create a sustainable and profitable business. Below, we have listed some of the incredible benefits of working with PMR.
If you’re looking for more information on how to recycle catalytic converters, PMR can help you out. Check out our resources center to find out more about our catalytic converter processing solutions.
Low Minimum Material Requirements
Large minimum requirements can stop smaller suppliers from being able to make headway in the industry. Thanks to PMR’s use of proprietary technology, the suppliers that we work with can enjoy some of the lowest minimum material requirements in the industry.
Working with as few as 100 OEM units, PMR has the technology to ensure that suppliers still get maximum returns on their materials.
Flexible Hedging Options
Hedging options are flexible with PMR; this means whatever your delivery schedule, multiple trading desks will ensure you get the best price and the schedule that suits you.
Shipping & Transportation Solutions
Logistics management is one of the perks of working with PMR. We can offer our suppliers the most economical routes, tracking to ensure that their deliveries make it to their destination and insured shipments for peace of mind.
A Full Suite Of Tools
PMR offers its suppliers a full suite of tools to cover all of the bases and ensure that each supplier’s needs can be met.
A fast turnaround is the best way to ensure that suppliers can create a suitable business that sees consistent profits and responds to the market. PMR offers increased market opportunities and quick and fast payments to support the progression of all of its suppliers.
Our SSP Platform
PMR offers our Supplier Services Platform to all suppliers to provide tools for referencing, purchasing and management, and tracking when they choose to work with us. The platform delivers extensive support and offers security to suppliers working with PMR.
The referencing tools help you to understand the kind of precious metals and other materials in your possession and how this market may fluctuate. With purchasing and management tools, you can manage your inventory and buy competitively and profitably.
The tracking features allow you to watch your materials travel from your door to their destination, offering you security in all your transactions.
Are You A Las Vegas Area Supplier In Need Of High-Quality Catalytic Converter Recycling Services? Give PMR A Call Today!
If you’re a Las Vegas catalytic converter supplier and you’re looking for someone to take care of your recycling needs, PMR can help you. With a location in Las Vegas, PMR is available to help you with all your catalytic converter processing needs. Get in contact today!