Metals in our life

Ni
28 58,7

Nickel

About the metal

Nickel is used in the production of batteries, has applications in medicine and healthcare, and is involved in chemical reactions and nickel electroplating. Stainless steel and other nickel alloys are also widely used in the majority of industries, including metallurgy, energy, transportation, and many others.

Nickel market overview in the 2016 Annual Report

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Cu
29 63,6

Copper

About the metal

Copper is used in the manufacturing of electrical conductors and various types of pipelines in construction, electrical engineering, electronics, power grids, transportation, machine building and consumer goods production. Copper acts as a natural antiseptic. It is widely used in architecture and interior design.

Copper market overview in the 2016 Annual Report

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Pd
46 106,4

Palladium

About the metal

Palladium is widely used in catalytic converters and has many applications in electronics, including ceramic capacitors, motherboard connectors and frames, electrical contacts, and chemistry. Palladium is also employed in medicine for prosthetic purposes and as a component in artificial cardiac pacemakers and surgical instruments. Palladium is the indispensable metal used in jewellery.

Palladium market overview in the 2016 Annual Report

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Pt
78 195,1

Platinum

About the metal

Platinum is a great catalyst and is used in catalytic converters, jewellery, glass fibre and optical glass, medicine, oil refining, chemistry, electronics, and instrumentation engineering.

Platinum market overview in the 2016 Annual Report

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Rh
45 102,9

Rhodium

About the metal

Rhodium is used in the production of nitric acid, automobile exhaust catalysts, jewellery, filters for growing crystals of precious minerals, scientific equipment, glass and electronic devices.

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Ir
77 192,2

Iridium

About the metal

Iridium is used in the production of spark plugs, propylene (as a catalyst), laboratory equipment and machinery operating under extreme conditions, as well as in medicine, electronics, metallurgy and jewellery industry.

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Ag
47 107,9

Silver

About the metal

Silver is widely used in the production of jewellery, coins, batteries, film and photo materials, and also has applications in electrical engineering, chemical and optical industries. This metal is also known for its antibacterial properties and weather modification capabilities.

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Au
79 197,0

Gold

About the metal

Gold is essential in electronics and also has a variety of applications in medicine, pharmacology, aviation, and space industry. It is used in glass production, particle accelerators, coatings, and jewellery. On top of that, gold is a popular investment tool.

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Ru
44 101,1

Ruthenium

About the metal

Ruthenium is involved in many chemical processes and technologies. It is used in electronics, metallurgy and jewellery industry. In medicine, ruthenium is employed in anatomical research and in combating serious diseases.

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Co
27 58,9

Cobalt

About the metal

Cobalt is indispensable in the production of paints; cobalt steels and alloys are the best materials for magnetic devices. The metal is employed as a catalyst in chemical reactions. It is used in medicine to combat cancer, in aircraft turbines and engines, in electronics and metal engineering.

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