Purified Metal Company (PMC)
Dutch King Willem Alexander recently opened the first processing plant for recycling contaminated steel scrap. Purified Metal Company (PMC) has developed an environmentally friendly and economically feasible method to recycle contaminated steel scrap into high-quality raw materials for the steel industry. The new PMC plant is located in Delfzijl.
First in the world
PMC is the first company in the world to provide an economically viable and environmentally sound alternative for recycling contaminated steel scrap into high-quality raw materials for the steel industry. The solution for recycling contaminated steel was developed together with UK-based waste-to-product company Renewi plc, which will exclusively collect and transport contaminated steel directly to PMC’s new recycling facility in the Netherlands.
Unique circular process
Steel scrap contaminated with asbestos, or various hazardous components like mercury, PCB’s or chrome VI can be found in all aspects of our society. Thanks to PMC’s unique, circular process, this contaminated steel scrap can now be recycled to clean premium raw materials for steel plants. PMC patented technology forms the heart of a truly circular process that solves a long term environmental problem and social hazard.
The end product of the process is a clean, premium raw material for steel mills. The Purified Metal Blocks (PMB’s) are produced in a batch of 20 tons with a known chemical composition and can be delivered to the customer per container. The PMB’s have no dirt and a high density. For these reasons the process of steel mills is much more efficient. After realizing the first factory in the Netherlands, Purified Metal Company aims to roll out the innovative and patented process for the recycling of contaminated steel scrap in the rest of Europe and the world.