• Umicore announces changes to its Management Board

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Materials for a better life

Umicore is a leading circular materials technology company with an extensive expertise in the fields of material science, chemistry and metallurgy. Our overriding goal of sustainable value creation is based on the ambition to develop, produce and recycle materials in a way that fulfils our mission: "materials for a better life". Which is why we are now more than ever determined to leverage our unique position and mutually reinforcing portfolio of activities to accelerate the global transformation of mobility, respond to the growing need for advanced materials, and contribute to the pursuit of a global circular economy.


We RISE today to transform tomorrow. 

Between now and 2030, our ambition is to be a true transformation partner for our customers, guiding them on their journey towards sustainability and circularity.

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Metal of the month


Did you know that selenium is among the rarest elements on the surface of our planet? Even rarer than silver! Selenium is a non-metallic chemical element that occurs naturally in the environment in a number of inorganic forms, but these minerals are rare. In 1873 it was discovered that exposing selenium to light increases its electrical conductivity. This property allows it to be used in photoelectric cells.
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