Rare Earths

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TRADIUM has positioned itself as a reliable supplier for a large number of various industrial applications. Today, rare earth metals are rated amongst the most sought-after raw materials in the world, as they are essential for many key technologies. Rare earth metals are used in all cases, whether in catalysts, magnets, luminescent materials, glass or
ceramic.

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For many elements of the rare earths group, China is virtually acquiring a monopoly position since the beginning of the 2000s. This basically applies to all heavy rare earth metals, such as dysprosium, holmium or erbium.

Indeed, there are ore deposits in many regions of the world, but the dismantling often fails due to economical or geopolitical parameters. In addition, environmental requirements must also be observed, because the dismantling and processing of rare earth ores also require the professional handling of radioactive by-elements.