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Materials for a better life

“Umicore is a global leader in clean mobility materials and recycling and makes a real difference in the markets its 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 reduce harmful emissions, 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

Selenium

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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