Precious Metals

Precious metals as a raw material are essential: whether for high-tech, fuel cells or catalysts

The precious metals at a glance

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Gold

iridium as tangible asset

Iridium

Palladium as Physical Asset

Palladium

Platinum as Physical Asset

Platinum

Rhodium as Tangbile Asset

Rhodium

Ruthenium as Physical Asset

Ruthenium

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Silver

gold bars

Gold

iridium as tangible asset

Iridium

Palladium as Physical Asset

Palladium

Platinum as Physical Asset

Platinum

Rhodium as Tangbile Asset

Rhodium

Ruthenium as Physical Asset

Ruthenium

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Silver

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Product Brochure

Our precious metals brochure offers information on the applications of precious metals and provides background knowledge on the raw materials. It further lists the advantages of precious metals as physical assets.

Examples of applications

Examples of applications

Which technologies benefit from precious metals

High tech

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More and more areas of daily life are being electronized. Home office, Internet of Things (IOT), autonomous driving, cloud services. All these technologies require enormous computing capacity. This requires increasingly powerful computer chips.

However, performance improvements in this area are often only possible through the use of technology and precious metals – such as silver for fast connections or ruthenium for the diminution of circuits.

More and more areas of daily life are being electronized. Home office, Internet of Things (IOT), autonomous driving, cloud services. All these technologies require enormous computing capacity. This requires increasingly powerful computer chips.

However, performance improvements in this area are often only possible through the use of technology and precious metals – such as silver for fast connections or ruthenium for the diminution of circuits.

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Fuel cells

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Fuel cells, i.e. energy generation from hydrogen and oxygen by means of electrolysis, are regarded as one of the beacons of hope for the mobility transition. Especially for larger vehicles such as trains or ships, which are currently mostly operated with diesel, their use is likely.

The efficiency of a fuel cell depends centrally on the quality of the catalyst. According to the current state of research, iridium and platinum are the best available materials for electrolysis. The two metals are also used in electrolysers. This is about the production of so-called green hydrogen (power-to-gas).

Fuel cells, i.e. energy generation from hydrogen and oxygen by means of electrolysis, are regarded as one of the beacons of hope for the mobility transition. Especially for larger vehicles such as trains or ships, which are currently mostly operated with diesel, their use is likely.

The efficiency of a fuel cell depends centrally on the quality of the catalyst. According to the current state of research, iridium and platinum are the best available materials for electrolysis. The two metals are also used in electrolysers. This is about the production of so-called green hydrogen (power-to-gas).

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Catalysts

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Despite the growing success of electric vehicles, automobiles with combustion engines account for over 90 percent of new registrations. They all need a catalyst. In industry, many processes will continue to rely on catalysts as a reaction medium in the future.

The demand for precious metals for this purpose is therefore still high. At the same time, however, the production of palladium or rhodium, for example, cannot be increased arbitrarily. Geopolitical crises could even reduce supply on the world market.

Despite the growing success of electric vehicles, automobiles with combustion engines account for over 90 percent of new registrations. They all need a catalyst. In industry, many processes will continue to rely on catalysts as a reaction medium in the future.

The demand for precious metals for this purpose is therefore still high. At the same time, however, the production of palladium or rhodium, for example, cannot be increased arbitrarily. Geopolitical crises could even reduce supply on the world market.

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“Institutional investors are increasingly relying on so-called real assets. Private investors should follow this trend towards property, plant and equipment.”

Matthias Rüth, Managing Director

Price development of precious metals*

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*Note: The price in this charts can only be used for a first orientation. The actual price of a metal is always based on a number of factors. More about this in a initial conversation!

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