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Umicore is a global leader in clean mobility materials and recycling and makes a real difference in the markets it serves with its expertise in materials science, chemistry and metallurgy. Umicore’s overriding goal of sustainable value creation is based on an ambition to develop, produce and recycle materials in a way that fulfils its mission: "materials for a better life".

At Umicore, we power the vehicles and technologies of the future, and give new life to used metals. We believe that tomorrow’s quality of life is determined by today’s quality of thinking about clean technology, innovation, sourcing, and sustainability. Our mission is to deliver sustainable solutions and partner with companies that embrace the idea that it is possible to have both a competitive edge and a commitment to the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. If you are one of these future-thinkers, learn more about how Umicore contributes to a better tomorrow.  

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Metal of the month

Iridium

Have you always wondered why dinosaurs are no longer to be found on the planet? There are many theories about the cause of their extinction and one of them is linked to iridium. A large meteorite impact would have caused a huge dust cloud, depositing a very thin layer of iridium across the globe. Some scientists think that a meteor impact like this wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. Iridium is key evidence for this theory.
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