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BASF offers a full loop of price risk management services, actively trading in platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, ruthenium, gold, and silver. We complete the loop of catalyst production beginning with raw metal supply, through scrap reclamation.

BASF helps you manage the risk in your precious metals portfolio, offering:

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  • Diverse sourcing strategies

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Backed by Platinum Group Metals (PGM) and catalysis expertise, BASF can help you manage precious metals for your catalyst needs.

What Drives Our Success?

  • 24-hour trading presence
  • Wide-ranging access to global precious metals markets
  • Reducing risk exposure within PGM markets
  • Leveraging a global network of precious metals resources
  • Close collaboration and complete transparency

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BASF helps customers meet logistical, financial and price-risk management requirements by leveraging our expert market insights and secure sourcing strategies. We offer 24/7 access to the worldwide market and peace of mind through our own stable, secure presence.

Flexible Sourcing Options

We offer a variety of settlement options including spot and forward sales as well as the ability to leave targeted working orders for different time zones. We also provide various leasing options to cover temporary metal requirements.

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Access a wide range of BASF’s metal management services, including secure PGM pool accounts and reputable assay and lab services. Our Full Loop approach comes with a comprehensive portfolio of precious metals products and services.

Precious and Base Metal Recycling Services

BASF’s recycling and recovery services include closed-loop and open-loop models, alongside an end-to-end recycling program that is known and trusted around the globe.

Precious Metals Chemicals

Catalysts drive performance. Whether you specialize in industrial or fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, or fuel cells, our compounds and solutions consistently provide high performance standards you can rely on.

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BASF Precious and Base Metal Services touches various sectors within the industry to give our customers a full loop approach. From mining to recycling to trading, BASF has various services that can help you. See some of what we have to offer below.

Precious Metal Trading

We offer a full package of products and expertise to enable customers to successfully navigate the Platinum Group Metals market and manage risk.

Precious Metal Chemicals

Building on our core competencies in precious metals and catalysis, BASF offers a robust portfolio of PGM (Platinum Group Metals) chemical intermediates for use in a variety of industrial catalysis…

Precious Metal Refining

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