Platinum’s diverse range of applications make it one of the most valued materials in the world today.
It is widely used in jewellery, due to its purity, resistance to fading and ability to hold jewels securely.
Platinum and other platinum group metals (PGMs) enable catalytic converters to strip pollutants from car exhaust gases, and demand for PGMs from the car industry continues to grow as emissions regulators become ever more stringent.
Platinum has a great range of other uses in the chemical, electrical, medical, glass and petroleum industries. And with rising concern about environment and energy costs, there’s growing interest in platinum fuel cells as an alternative energy source.