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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


If you are participating in a science, sports, art or game competition of any kind, you might be on the podium and even end up with a gold medal. But you shouldn’t be too disappointed with 3rd place. After all, a bronze medal is great too, as it contains tin, a Umicore metal. Tin is found in many useful alloys. Bronze is an alloy typically consisting of 12% tin and 88% copper.
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