What is Palladium?

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Palladium is a valuable precious metal, but most people are not familiar with it. Read this presentation to learn more about palladium's value and industrial usefulness.

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What is Palladium?

  1. 1. What is Palladium?What is Palladium? The Value and Uses of thisThe Value and Uses of this Lesser-Known Precious MetalLesser-Known Precious Metal Manhattan Gold & Silver | 45 W 47th Street | New York, NY 10036 | 212-398-1454
  2. 2. An Intro to PalladiumAn Intro to Palladium • PalladiumPalladium is a member of the platinum group metals (which also includes ruthenium, rhodium, platinum, osmium, and iridium). • Even though it’s a valuable precious metal, palladium is traded on the markets less frequently than gold, silver, and platinum. 2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454
  3. 3. 2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454 The Value of PalladiumThe Value of Palladium • Precious metal pricesPrecious metal prices fluctuate everyday. But in general, palladium ranks as the third most valuable.
  4. 4. 2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454 The Many Uses of PalladiumThe Many Uses of Palladium • Palladium may not be the most popular precious metal, but it is widely used as a raw material in a number of industriesindustries, including – Jewelry – Chemistry – Electronics
  5. 5. 2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454 Palladium JewelryPalladium Jewelry • Palladium is typically alloyed with gold to make beautiful white-gold jewelry. • Nickel, silver, and platinum are also used to make white gold, but palladium has an advantage over each: – vs. nickel – higher quality and less likely to cause an allergic reaction. – vs. silver – does not require rhodium plating to resist wear or enhance color. – vs. platinum – similar look for much lower price • In modern times, solid palladium jewelry has steadily increased in popularity.
  6. 6. 2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454 Palladium Chemistry Purifies AirPalladium Chemistry Purifies Air • The widest use of palladium, by far, is in automobiles. • A car’s catalytic converter uses palladium to convert the toxic substances in engine exhaust into inert or less toxic substances. – This allows cars to conform to EPA emissions standards. • Reclaimed catalytic converters are one of the top sources of palladium, worldwide.
  7. 7. 2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454 Palladium in ElectronicsPalladium in Electronics • Cell phones, laptops, fax machines, and more all make use of palladium. • This is because multilayer ceramic capacitors use palladium in their design – a critical component in most electronic devices. • Since it conducts electricity well, palladium is also used in connector plating.
  8. 8. 2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454 Palladium is Everywhere!Palladium is Everywhere! • While most people have never heard of it, palladium makes the modern world possible in so many ways. • As an investment and a commodity, the future looks bright for palladium!
  9. 9. About MGSAbout MGS • Manhattan Gold & Silver (MGS) is a precious metals refiner that has been based in Manhattan’s historic Diamond District since 1985. We are a B2B company that buys and recycles precious metal scraps that accumulate in other businesses. • We serve: – Jewelers – Pawnbrokers – Dentists – The industrial sector – Antique dealers – Machinists – And more! • MGS also creates charts, calculators, and other online tools for our customers to use. – Try our Precious Metals Prices app, which lets you monitor the real-time precious metals market situation from anywhere, right from your iPhone. Manhattan Gold & Silver | 45 W 47th Street | New York, NY 10036 | 212-398-1454
  10. 10. Recycle your PreciousRecycle your Precious Metals for ProfitMetals for Profit • MGS accepts gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. • Payouts are based on the London Fixing. • Up to 98% payout (among the highest in the US) – Up to 98.5% for gold brought in for hand testing. • Not in NYC? Ship us your precious metals using our Ship & Sell service. Ship & Sell offers: – Same day wired payment (once lot is received) – Discounted, insured shipping – Payout calculator Manhattan Gold & Silver | 45 W 47th Street | New York, NY 10036 | 212-398-1454
  11. 11. Connect with MGSConnect with MGS • For amazing facts, history and news, read our gold and precious metals blog. • Join the conversation about precious metals on the MGS Facebook page. • Follow gold, silver, and other precious metal trends at the MGS Twitter account. • Circle MGS on Google+ to hear our latest updates. • If you do business with us, connect with us on the MGS LinkedIn page. • To see precious metal melting and refinement in action, visit the MGS Youtube channel. Manhattan Gold & Silver | 45 W 47th Street | New York, NY 10036 | 212-398-1454

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