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Copper Recovery

Future Industrial Services operates a metal recovery plant for the supply and recycling of chemical etchant solutions used in the Electronics Industry (PCB manufacture).

The etchant solutions are used to strip away surplus copper from the printed circuit boards resulting in a spent etchant saturated with copper salts.  This is returned to FIS and processed chemically to regenerate fresh etchant and provide copper products which are used mainly in the wood preservative industry.

This process is consistent with our Environmental Policy.

Our in house capability can recover the following metals from aqueous solutions, catalysts and contaminated solids;

  • Copper
  • Nickel
  • Tin

Extended Expertise

Our expertise extends to the processing of other copper bearing materials in the manufacture of copper compounds, most notably copper oxide and basic copper carbonate.

Our capability spans bespoke chemical plant and process design to suit the needs of individual customers.

We undertake investigational programmes to develop processes from laboratory through to pilot plant and full scale processes such as recovery of Iodine from contaminated solids.  This is supported by in-house expertise in chemical plant design and the preparation of appropriate documentation necessary for relevant authorisations and licensing.

The work with copper etchants has led to further investigations into other materials linked with the electronic, metal plating and chemical manufacture industry.

For more information email our Specialist Metal Recovery Plant   

or call us on  - 01289 330 347