Until now, 5N Plus has relied on process technologies to extract bismuth from the various residues and secondary streams in its refining and recycling facilities. Bismuth is generally recovered as a byproduct of lead and copper.
5N Plus utilizes bismuth as an active ingredient
in its products and is a major consumer of bismuth metal.
The company refines around 3,000-3,500 tonnes per year of bismuth depending on actual feeds available, according to an email on July 26 from 5N Plus chief financial officer Richard Perron, who did not respond to Fastmarkets' inquiries on how much the company...