Palladium is widely used in electronics applications on account of its electrical conductivity and its durability.
Palladium-containing components are used in virtually every type of electronic device, from basic consumer products to complex military hardware. Although each component contains only a fraction of a gram of metal, the sheer volume of units produced results in significant consumption of palladium.
The largest area of palladium use in the electronics sector is in multi-layer ceramic (chip) capacitors (MLCC). Smaller amounts of palladium are used in conductive tracks in hybrid integrated circuits (HIC) and for plating connectors and lead frames.
Johnson Matthey Refining & Recycling is able to refine many forms of electronic scrap to efficiently recover the precious metal content. These include MLCC capacitor scrap, HIC scrap, edge connectors, integrated circuits, thermocouples, powders, flakes, pastes and pots. We can also accept lower grade materials from the electronic industry such as sweeps, wipes and tissues.
Our sampling and refining facilities offer the highest standards and experience in evaluation, analysis, customer support and metal return to you.