Heraeus Remloy offers full-service solutions for a sustainable and reliable source of neodymium-iron-boron magnetic materials in Europe. To achieve this, the company relies on an innovative recycling process that produces new materials from old end-of-life magnets. This sustainable process advances Europe's independence in the supply of rare earths and makes an important contribution to climate neutrality.
The demand for rare earths and especially for neodymium-iron-boron magnetic materials, which are needed in numerous technologies of today and tomorrow, is continuously increasing. They are essential for the success of the energy transition, electromobility and the digital transformation.
However, the mining of rare earths is associated with heavy burdens for people and the environment. Mining and production have so far mainly taken place in Asia. Europe has thus been highly dependent on imports up to now. Heraeus Remloy, as a full-service provider along the supply chain, now wants to close this gap by producing sustainable neodymium-iron-boron magnetic materials from end-of-life magnets with the help of an innovative recycling process.
In this process, old permanent magnets are melted down and then processed into new alloys. This eliminates the use of environmentally harmful chemicals in the production of neodymium-iron-boron materials and saves energy and CO2. Heraeus Remloy thus offers a reliable and sustainable source of supply for neodymium-iron-boron magnetic materials in Europe. Companies can thus plan for the long term and are independent of foreign suppliers. In addition, they make a valuable contribution to environmental protection and to a functioning European circular economy.
"Our vision is to be the leading European partner for neodymium iron boron magnet materials. Thanks to our optimized supply chain and innovative recycling strategies, we ensure the sustainable and environmentally friendly provision of our products. This makes Europe independent of rare earth imports and contributes significantly to the promotion of the energy transition, electromobility, and digital transformation. At the same time, we protect our planet for future generations."
- David Bender, Co-Head of Heraeus Remloy -