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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.

Our strategy

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Umicore’s vast experience and know-how give you the peace of mind that comes with being expertly guided to meet quality, compliance and sustainability demands.

Sustainable Solutions

Together we can implement sustainable solutions that ensure you are at the forefront of rapidly changing landscapes and continuously improving environmental performance.

Strategic Partnerships

Engage in a long-term strategic partnership with Umicore today, so together we can start planning for a better tomorrow.

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Metal of the month


Have you heard of King Midas’ touch? Midas was the main character of a Greek myth with a particular power we’d all like to have, turning anything into gold by touching it. Gold has been around for centuries, and it has always been considered valuable. This shiny metal that has given its color a name is the oldest metal known to mankind. In fact it is everywhere: studies show gold can be found in all continents on earth, maybe in outer space and even in our bodies. The average human body contains 0.2 mg of gold.
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